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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Cognac D’Usse Champagne Cocktail: Jay-Z’s Ace X D’Usse

Well, the success of Bacardi’s newest cognac – D’Usse – continues to rise, mainly thanks to the clever promotion of the drink by superstar hip hop artist, Jay-Z. On the back of the enormous hype that’s surrounding his Budweiser backed, ‘Made In America’ music tour, he’s now announced the latest D’Usse Cognac weapon – a cognac and champagne cocktail entitled ‘Ace X D’Usse.’ After a knock out performance in Philadelphia, Jay-Z headed to a celebrity filled bash on the steps of...
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Hennessy Paradis Imperial

Olympic Gold Medals and Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac Cocktails

With the Olympics in full swing and gold medal winners ready to celebrate, the famous footballer and celeb London hangout, China White, has become the place to party. And athletes who’ve won a coveted gold medal are being presented with yet another lavish prize when they party here; a £2,012 ‘Golden Cocktail,’ made from Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac and Luxor 24ct gold-leaf champagne. Australian event organisers, The Last Lap, have taken over the trendy London nightclub, and the top floor has...
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Diamond Jubilee Fizz

Louis XIII, The King of Cognacs Mixed Especially for a Queen: Diamond Jubilee Fizz

Just in case you weren’t aware of it, this coming weekend heralds the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the UK.  The whole country is shutting down for a four day weekend of celebrations, and how better to toast 60 years of her reign than with a decadent cognac cocktail. But we’re not talking about any old cocktail, oh no.  We’re talking of a collaboration between Remy Martin’s Louis XIII and the Four Season’s Hotel in London’s...
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Courvoisier very British

Raise a Toast to HRH QEII with a Royal Courvoisier Cognac Punch

For those who live in the UK or one of the commonwealth countries, you’d have to have been living in a cave not to be aware of the upcoming celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 5th of June will see the whole of the UK partying in the streets, and what better way to celebrate than with a refreshing Courvoisier Cognac punch.  Perfect whether you’re joining in with one of the nation’s many street parties that are planned for...
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