We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

We Have Listed 7 Cognac Cocktails To Mix Right Now

June 4 marks National Cognac Day, an opportunity to honor an outstanding spirit that is appreciated around the world and only produced in the Cognac region of France. Cognac is the point where wine and spirit meet, creating a rich liquid that is both elegant and delicate, round and intense. A key feature in mixtures that was introduced in the late 1800s and early 1900s, this spirit continues to make headway in the bar scene. We have selected the best cognac cocktails to sip on National Cognac Day that involve a new take on classic libations as well as some trendy creations.

Cognac involves aromatic richness and a diversity of styles that makes it an extraordinary grape to sip alone and as a flexible ingredient for mixology. It has charmed imbibers for centuries, due to its heritage, and the uniqueness of the region. For starters, it is aged in wood casks, where special care is taken to protect and nurture the cognacs as they mature and gain more flavor and roundness. While all cognacs are required to age for a minimum of two years, the vast majority of houses and producers let theirs mature longer. This offers a stunning array of aromas and flavor profiles- From light and delicate, to rich and bold, all exceptional. If curious or imbibing cognac for the first time, below are 7 cognac cocktails to try. Or if interested in sipping it neat, as a guide: V.S. (Very Special) features the youngest spirit in the blend, 2 years old. V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) is where the youngest spirit in the blend is 4 years old, and X.O. (Extra Old) is the where the youngest spirit in the blend is 10 years old. Cheers!

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

Old Fashioned

By Alessandro Palazzi

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. VSOP Camus
  • ¾ oz. Grignotines cherries liquor
  • Sugar cube with Aromatic bitters
  • Zest organic orange
  • Grignotine cherries

Method:

Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. Next, saturate the cube with bitters and muddle. Fill the glass with ice. Add the Cognac and the liqueur and stir. Garnish with the orange zest and the cherries.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

Negroni

By Alessandro Palazzi

Ingredients:

Method:
Garnish with a zest of organic orange.  Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with large ice cubes. Garnish with an orange peel.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

Camus Punch

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz. Camus VS
  • 20 oz. Earl Grey Tea
  • 5 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 10 oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • 10 oz. Champagne
  • 10 pieces of pineapple
  • Vanilla Bean Garnishes

Method:

Muddle pineapple, lemon juice, vanilla syrup. Add to punch bowl with tea and CAMUS. Stir, top with Champagne for a fizzy, finishing touch. Garnish with pineapple wedges, lime wheels and fresh vanilla beans.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

Freedom of Peach Punch

 

Ingredients:

  • 750 mL D’usse VSOP Cognac
  • 25 oz Peach syrup
  • 18 oz Lemon juice
  • 25 oz Cold-infused green tea
  • 25 oz Champagne
  • Garnish with peach slices, mint sprigs

Method:

Add all ingredients into a punch bowl. Add ice. Stir until well mixed. Top with peach slices and mint. Recipe makes 4-6 servings.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

D’usse Glorious Beginnings

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts D’usse VSOP Cognac
  • 1/3 part MARTINI & ROSSI Bitter Liqueur
  • ¾ part lemon juice
  • 2 bar spoons orange marmalade
  • 1/3 part egg white
  • Garnish with orange twist

Method:

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Strain back into an empty shaker and shake vigorously with no ice to develop the egg white foam. Double-strain into an ice-filled stemmed rocks glass.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

D’usse Laughing Star

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts D’usse VSOP Cognac
  • ½ part Heering Cherry Liqueur
  • 1 part Almond milk
  • ¾ part Lemon juice
  • ½ part Simple syrup
  • Garnish with brandied cherries on a gold metal skewer, grated nutmeg

Method:

Add D’usse, cherry liqueur, lemon juice, almond milk and simple syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake and double-strain into a Nick & Nora glass.

We Have Listed 7 Drinks To Mix With Cognac

D’usse Splendid Sidecar

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ parts D’usse VSOP Cognac
  • 1 part Orange liqueur
  • ¾ part Lemon juice
  • 1 bar spoon orange blossom water
  • Garnish with lemon twist

Method:

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and double-strain into a coupe glass.

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