Friday Cocktails: French Monaco

103-recipe_french-monaco_500x750SpoonFed: Via Saveur

By Sara Cann

Ordering a Monaco in Paris is akin to ordering a Shirley Temple in the states—only kids do it. I didn’t know this the first time I heard about the frothy beer cocktail, which is spiked with grenadine or cassis and French lemonade; I just thought it was an ingenious way to dress up a light brew. As I explored Paris, ordering Monacos along the way, Parisian bartenders started to snicker at me. When a friend eventually whispered that only high school kids drink this beverage, I realized I had managed to make myself look young, even in a country that doesn’t ask for your ID at the door. Mon dieu! [read more]

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