Craft Cocktail: French 206

A French 75 may date back to World War I (named such as the concoction was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun). Make your way no further than Front Street for a more festive take on the classic cocktail. Subbing rye whiskey for gin and grapefruit for the traditional lemon, a sweet Port wine replaces the champagne and balances out this smooth sipper. 


1½ oz          Bulleit Rye Whiskey
½  oz          Port wine
½  oz         grapefruit juice
2 dashes     Angostora bitters
                   orange twist garnish



Having grown up in Hattiesburg, Ashley McCoy began her bartending career at Molly’s at the Market after a move to New Orleans. Settling back in the ‘burg with her family, Ashley mans the upstairs at Front Street Bar.  

 Photo by  John Scarpa