The French Connection is equal parts cognac and Amaretto, which is a sweet Italian almond liqueur. The cocktail is from the 1970s and it was named after the Gene Hackman film of the same name. It’s unknown who came up with this drink, but whoever it was, we thank you.

The Godfather is another 70s cocktail named after a movie, and it’s also very similar to the French Connection. They’re both classy 2 ingredient cocktails, but one uses scotch whiskey as its base spirit and the other one – cognac. Amaretto is the ingredient both drinks share. Just like The Godfather, the French Connection makes for an excellent after-dinner drink. Simply build the drink in an Old Fashioned glass and serve it on the rocks. 1 ½ ounce cognac to 1 ounce of Amaretto is the most common proportion but if you prefer your cocktail drier, try 2 ounces of cognac to 1 ounce of Amaretto. 

Make it, try it, and tell us what you think 😉

On the list of IBA Official Cocktails.

Ingredients and Preparation:

  1. 1 ½ Ounce (45 ml) of Cognac.
  2. 1 Ounce (30 ml) of Amaretto.
  3. Pour ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass, add ice, and stir.
  4. Enjoy the French Connection.

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