Friday, September 20, 2013

Cocktail du jour: The French Connection

I am going back to school. Every year when we come back from Europe I am appalled at our inability to speak more than one language. In Austria and Switzerland everyone we met switched effortlessly between German, Italian, French or English. In the northern part of Italy signs were in German and Italian and we couldn't understand either. Unless it involved food, wine, or cocktails. That we could translate.

Traveling always fires me up to make changes when we get home, and this year I've decided to stop procrastinating and finally sign up for a French class. I studied French for years when I was younger, but it was so long ago I can barely remember how to écouter et répéter. I've convinced a friend to sign up with me and together we'll dust off our brain cells and hope it comes back painlessly. This lovely cocktail will certainly help our study sessions go by quickly.

The French Connection
1 oz Grand Marnier
3 oz Cognac (we used Saint Vivant Armagnac)
Combine in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass
À votre santé!

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