Cognac Drinks & Cocktails

Cognac Expert presents a new cognac cocktail every week. Discover new recipes, mixing ideas and explore how cognac cocktails reinvent themselves today. Cocktails that use Cognac as an ingredient is not new, it has always been an important part of the category.

Sidecar Cocktail: Taking the imbiber for a ride…

“Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy” -Samuel Johnson, English Poet/Critic and Writer, 1709-1784 The Sidecar 2 parts   Courvoisier Exclusif 1 part     Fresh lemon juice 1 part     Triple sec Dash       Sugar syrup 1  …

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When Cognac meets Ice-cream

“I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream” – Heywood C. Broun, American Writer, 1888-1939 Soyer Au Champagne 1 part  Courvoisier‘s VSOP Exclusif 1 part  Maraschino liqueur 1 part  Orange liqueur 1 part  Pineapple juice 1 tbsp  Vanilla ice cream Top      Champagne Method Add…

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Poet, pirate, punch lover, prisoner, soldier, revolutionary, merchant – Sir Walter Raleigh’s Sack Ale Posset

“This is a sharp Medicine, but it is a Physician for all Diseases.” – Sir Walter Raleigh describing the axe that would deliver his execution – 1618 Recipe Sir Walter Raleigh, Sack Ale Posset A drink named after the hero of the time, this 16th century punch was popular right up to the birth of…

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Nutmeg or Manhattan? Spiced Armada

“Nothing in Nature’s sober found, But an eternal Health goes round. Fill up the Bowl then, fill it high—Fill all the Glasses there; for why Should every Creature Drink but I? Why, Man of Morals, tell me why?” – Abraham Cowley, poem from Anacreon II. Drinking (Mid 17th Century) Spiced Armada 1 part   Courvoisier‘s VSOP…

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Blazing Brandy

“An efficient bartenders first aim should be to please his customers, paying particular attention to meet the individual wishes of those whose tastes and desires he has already watched and ascertained…In this way he will not fail to acquire popularity and success” – Jerry “The Professor” Thomas, Bar-Tenders Guide, 1887 Orange + Java Blazer 2…

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When in Harvard, have the Harvard

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.” – Ernest Hemingway Harvard Cocktail 2 parts           Courvoisier‘s VSOP Exclusif 1/3 part        Maraschino Cherry Liqueur 1/3 part        Sweet vermouth 3                      Dashes of Angostura bitters 1                      Orange zest Method: Stir all ingredients together in a mixing glass over cubed ice until…

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Fancy an $800 Antoine Hardy Perfection Grand Marnier Cognac Cocktail?

„I THINK MIXING A COGNAC INTO A COCKTAIL IS A GREAT IDEA, BECAUSE COGNACS ARE USUALLY A MASCULINE DRINK. THE COGNAC COCKTAIL WILL GIVE US LADIES THAT USUALLY PREFER SOMETHING SWEET, AND WHITE, TO ENJOY THE COGNAC IN A NEW...“

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Lady Coeur – The New Cognac Cocktail for Women

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Fancy an $800 Antoine Hardy Perfection Grand Marnier Cognac Cocktail?

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„Great to see some recipes on the site! I'm a huge fan of both cocktails and cognac but have never known how to bring them together before. Will there be more recipes in the future? WM.“

Calvin at 2010-09-21 04:02:34 in:

What mixes well with Hennessy Black?

„Henny Pure White and Henny Black have the same color, the taste and, smell of flowery notes. Hummm, no it can’t be! It's almost like saying the Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable is the same car!“