Kir cocktail is a one of French’s popular mixed drinks made with white wine and crème de cassis. This drink is usually used as a aperitif or a drink before a meal to stimulate the appetite. This cocktail was originally called blanc-cassis but was later renamed in honor to the mayor of Burgundy, Felix Kir. One of the many variations of this popular French cocktail is the Kir Royale where champagne is used. Read more
The Black Velvet is cocktail with beer mixed drink made stout beer (often Guiness) and white, sparkling wine. It was created in Brook’s Club, London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, and to go with the black and purple cloth armbands of the mourners. Read more
There are numerous ways to make Death in the Afternoon. The absinthe can be added right after the champagne since the former will float on the champagne for a short period of time. Absinthe can also be replaced by strong pastis like Pernod since absinthe is either difficult to find or illegal is some places. Read more
The French 75, also known as “75 Cocktail” or “Soixante Quinze” in French, was created by Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar in 1915. It was said that this mixed cocktail has a powerful kick that it felt that you’ve been shelled by the powerful French 75mm artillery gun, thus its name. This drink was later on popularized at the Stork Club in America.
This cocktail was first recorded in 1930 by The Savoy Cocktail book with gin as its primary ingredient. Read more
Flirtini is a delicious mixed drink with a combination of champagne cocktails and martinis.