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The French Connection

Perhaps you’ve heard of the famous 1971 Gene Hackman film with the same name as this delicious two-part cocktail: The French Connection.

Boozy Refreshing French Connection Cocktail with Cognac

Unfortunately, we don’t know who to thank for this spectacular cocktail, because its creator is unknown. It consists of amaretto and cognac, which might seem like a simple combination, but its simplicity belies the complex taste and subtle flavor profile this drink offers.

Boozy Refreshing French Connection Cocktail with Cognac

The French Connection

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The recipe below combines an ounce of amaretto with an ounce and a half of cognac, which is perfect for those who prefer their cocktails a little on the sweeter side. However, you can also make a drier version of this recipe.


  • 1 1/2 oz cognac (drinker's choice)
  • 1 oz amaretto liqueur


    1. Gather your two ingredients and fill a rocks glass with ice
    2. Add the cognac and the amaretto
    3. Give it a brief stir to combine the spirits
    4. Serve immediately, sip, and enjoy

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When it comes to cocktails named after famous movies from the seventies, the French Connection takes the cake.

This heavenly combination of cognac and amaretto truly brings forward some light fruity flavors to make a cocktail that can be sweet or dry, depending on how it’s made.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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