The Story Behind The First Flight

For this take on the French 75, Yang employs bourbon instead of gin, housemade orgeat instead of simple syrup, and adds a touch of Angostura bitters. The resulting cocktail is a bit more complex while still retaining the light, refreshing qualities of a French 75. 



  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce lemon
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Champagne


  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled flute.
  3. Top with Champagne.

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Updated: 2022-10-18

The First Flight, a Take on the French 75