The Cheshire Regiment

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The Cheshire Regiment
This spin on the French 75 uses a base of both gin and a raspberry-infused cognac. Maxime Iattoni

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."

Yield: makes 1 drink


  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Pasquest Raspberry Pineau des Charentes cognac
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. lemon juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. simple syrup
  • 1 dash Punt E Mes
  • 3 oz. Rose Champagne (or another light sparkling rose)
  • Large lemon twist, for garnish


  • 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.