French Kiss Cocktail

This brandy-based cocktail, flavored with bittersweet chocolate and raspberry liqueur, is brightened with a splash of sparkling red wine.

French Kiss Cocktail
New York bartender Mandy Cohen combines cognac, Chambord, Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Liqueur, and a splash of lambrusco to make the rich and sultry French Kiss cocktail.Mandy Cohen

For a bubbly cocktail that features chocolate liqueur, Mandy Cohen of New York City’s Paper Daisy whips up this simple cocktail that can be prepared entirely in a champagne glass. “I always like bubbly on Valentine’s Day but since it’s been so cold and snowy in New York, I thought I’d come up with something a little more decadent with a sparkling red,” Cohen says. “It’s got deep forest fruit notes with a lingering chocolate flavor.”


French Kiss Cocktail
This lush cognac cocktail from New York City bartender Mandy Cohen draws its richness and depth from a blend of raspberry and salty chocolate liqueurs; a splash of Lambrusco provides festive effervescence.
Yield: serves 1
Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 oz. cognac
  • 34 oz. Organic Mixology Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Liqueur
  • 1 barspoon raspberry liqueur, such as Chambord
  • Top with Lambrusco


  1. To a coupe glass or champagne flute, add the cognac and liqueurs. Stir gently, top off with a splash of Lambrusco, and serve immediately.