The Cheshire Regiment

This recipe was developed by Ehren Ashkenazi, beverage director at New York City restaurant The Modern. He explains: “This is a spin I formulated on the classic French 75. It is named after (not entirely coincidentally) a British infantry regiment that was part of the Prince of Wales’ division that was formed in 1968. There is much debate surrounding the true base spirit of the French 75; the two factions are split between gin and Cognac. This cocktail incorporates both bases, with gin and a Cognac based Pineau des Charentes infused with raspberries.”

The Cheshire Regiment The Cheshire Regiment
This recipe was developed by Ehren Ashkenazi, beverage director at New York City restaurant The Modern.
Yield: makes 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Pasquest Raspberry Pineau des Charentes cognac
  • 12 oz. lemon juice
  • 14 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 dash Punt E Mes
  • 3 oz. Rose Champagne (or another light sparkling rose)
  • Large lemon twist, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Shake the gin, Pineau, lemon juice, simple and Punt E Mes with ice and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with the Champagne and garnish with the lemon twist.