Nobody has recorded the history of the French Connection. It does not appear in the classic turn-of-the-century cocktail books, and some say it gained initial popularity in the 1960s, and that it is French. But both those ideas run against the notion that it is named after the American-produced William Friedkin film The French Connection, starring Gene Hackman. That film was not released until 1971. So, really, this drink has to be a child of the American 70s.
The one thing we do know about the French Connection is that nobody drank it for years, but it is becoming more popular as sites like The Nosey Chef go about finding alcoholic oddities. All agree that the French Connection is an outstanding nightcap.
- 35ml cognac
- 35ml amaretto
Mix the ingredients in an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice, stir gently again and serve.