The French Kiss Cocktail is a delicious reminder that life can be sweet and spicy at the same time. It’s a gorgeous combination of zesty orange juice overlayed with delightful hints of star anise, fennel, coriander, and mint, laced with the sweetness of grenadine.
Super simple to whip up, and sure to make a splash at just about any get-together, this tempting drink has a history shrouded in mystery. Even dyed-in-the-wool cocktail connoisseurs can’t quite agree on where it had its origins, and technically there are actually three different cocktails that are known as a French Kiss—one spicy, one creamy, and one with a berry-based flavor profile.
In short, think of this beguiling cocktail as a shutter-shy starlet with two body doubles who only comes out to play when she feels like it. We like to think this one is the original, simply because it’s so amazing, so let’s call that cocktail gospel, and stick to it, shall we?