Sophie’s Meukow Cognac Cocktails – from California!

On Labor Day weekend, I joined friends in Joshua Tree near Palm Springs, California. It's very simple: Enjoy the dry desert heat, the pool, the BBQ, sleeping, reading - and of course sipping on some refreshing cocktails throughout the day.  What better way to spend the holiday weekend?… So I decided to bring along a bottle of Meukow VSOP Superior and a Meukow XO Grande Champagne. And one other little treat for after dinner and with desert: Meukow Xpresso Liqueur, a recent product of the Cognac...
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$50K Winter Olympic Cognac Cocktail – and others on which to spend a cool fortune…

With the Sochi Olympics in full swing, we thought it might be fun to have a little ‘medal winning’ podium of the winners in the Cognac Cocktail stakes. Of course, Russia have been delighted to have hosted the 2014 Winter Games (despite controversy having been a hot topic of conversation throughout). But when it comes to having pockets deep enough to purchase a cocktail containing some of the rarest and most expensive cognacs, then it should come as no surprise...
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Croizet Cognac Features in World’s Most Expensive Cocktail

Cognac Croizet makes some noise. It seems that there’s no end to how much people want to spend to create the ultimate cocktail.  And last week was the turn of Australian bartender, Joel Heffernan, to take his place in the Guinness Book of Records with his eye wateringly expensive creation to the tune of $12,500 Australian dollars. A Cocktail with Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie Cognac The ‘event’ took place in the Crown Melbourne Club 23, and overseen by adjudicators from Guinness...
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Remy Martin Kicks Off The Cocktail Expert Case

The latest offering that's just been unveiled by the house of Remy Martin is, 'The Cocktail Expert Case.' In Remy's own words, this limited edition set allows you to "discover the art of the cocktail and the classics revisited by the House." So what is it, exactly? Well, it's been produced as a tribute to the new Remy Martin VSOP Mature Cask bottle, and is designed to help the owner discover new ways of mixing and enjoying their favourite cognac.  Naturally the...
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Salvatore’s Legacy: Record Breaking Cognac Cocktail

October 11th saw bar owner Salvatore Calabrese’s record breaking attempt to create the world’s most expensive cocktail.  And guess what?  It contains cognac, naturally. The attempt was originally meant to have taken place in July in the exclusive London venue, the Playboy Club . However, you might remember that we reported about Salvatore’s despair when a customer accidentally smashed his bottle of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac after buying two measures and then asking to look at the bottle. Calabrese said of the...
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