Arnaud’s French 75

by0| PUBLISHED Oct 10, 2015 2:40 PM
Arnaud’s French 75

This elegant libation is served at the historic bar attached to Arnaud's restaurant, which dates to the late 1800s. This recipe first appeared in our April 2013 special feature on New Orleans.

Yield: makes 1 cocktail


  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. cognac (preferably Courvoisier VS)
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. fresh lemon juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. simple syrup
  • Champagne, chilled (preferably Moët &amp; Chandon Imperial)
  • Lemon peel for garnish


  • Combine cognac, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and pour into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a small piece of lemon peel.