French 75s #DivaStyle: Coco Chanel With a Dagger Made with Citadelle Gin

At our 5th Annual Paris Flea Market Champagne Brunch I’m serving cocktails #DivaStyle:

Coco Chanel With a Dagger by Maison Ferrand  

Alex and Debbie Gabriel
Alex and Debbie Gabriel

Artisanal Gin de France producer Citadelle Gin by Maison Ferrand,will make French 75s – my signature cocktail that I like to call Coco Chanel with a Dagger – with The Antiques Diva signature champagne. Not only is Citadelle my favorite gin, Maison Ferrand happens to be owned by Alexandre and Debbie Gabriel, one of our Paris Antiques Diva Guides. Citadelle Gin is made following a centuries-old method, using an open flame pot still distillation, and a traditional Charentaise pot still used in Cognac, France. Distillation over an open flame allows the complementary aromas to come together when the wine comes into contact with the bottom of the boiler. The name Citadelle honors where this gin was first authorized to be made in 1775 by Louis XVI, at the Citadelle in Dunkirk. 


WATCH: Citadelle bartender Cedric taught me to make a Coco Chanel with a Dagger


Coco Chanel with a Dagger by Maison Ferrand Recipe 

  1. 1 1/2 oz Citadelle Gin
  2. 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. 1 1/2 oz rich simple syrup
  4. Fill shaker with ice, gin, lime juice and simple syrup
  5. Shake like mad until well-chilled, then strain into chilled champagne flute
  6. Top with champagne (I prefer The Antiques Diva signature champagne)
  7. Garnish with lime spiral


Toma – The Antiques Diva