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Anna Karina

Women of Action Cocktail

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 11 – Summer 2017 – Heroines

Fragile, spontaneous, and with an open countenance that granted her a singular command of the cinematic close-up, Jean Luc Godard once called the magnetic Anna Karina a “woman of action,” because she was more collaborator than ingénue—his landmark French New Wave films could not have existed without her poetic presence. Abigail Gullo, of New Orleans’ rising star restaurant Compère Lapin, took her cues from both Karina and the “women of action” in her own French and Italian family for this strong, earthy blend of Armagnac and amaro with a splash of champagne.

makes 1 cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz Armagnac
  • ½ oz amaro (we like Averna)
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • thyme sprigs or baby’s breath for garnish

  • Combine Armagnac, amaro, syrup, and lemon juice with ice in a shaker. Shake then strain into a large coupe or flute glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with thyme or baby’s breath.