Lady Heart

Lady Coeur – The New Cognac Cocktail for Women

As we reported a few days ago, one of the aims of the recent International Cognac Summit (ICS) was to create a cognac cocktail specifically designed for the ladies. And thus the new ‘LadyCoeur’ has been born. The BNIC are billing this as a sister to ‘The Summit,’ the cocktail that was created at the first ICS five years ago. The Lady Heart is the Summit's sister LadyCoeur is the result of the combined efforts of 40 drink and beverage professionals invited by...
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Cocktail with Champagne, Cognac, Grand Marnier

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

If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii in the near future, then be sure to check out the bar at the Trump International Hotel, Waikiki Beach Walk.  Here, for a cool $800 US dollars, you could treat yourself to a cocktail entitled ‘The Elements of Extravagance,’ if you so wish. With a generous measure of 140 year old Antoine Hardy Perfection Cognac, combined with Grand Marnier Cuvée Speciale Cent Cinquantenaire, Krug Grand Cuvée MV champagne, organic Wilelaiki Blossom Honey and...
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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               Lemon snap Method: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker until cool and well mixed.  Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish: Lemon snap. History … “and named after...
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Soyer Champagne

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 all ingredients except champagne into a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake hard until well mixed (careful not to over shake as the ice-cream will dilute and split).  Fine strain into a...
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Raleigh Sack Ale Posset

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 the first cocktails at the end of the 18th century.  A Posset is a drink originally served warm made with milk whey or boiled cream with sweet...
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