“All the scenery in the world – avails not to keep a Virginian away from a Julep on a
hot summer day.”

– George William Bagby, Civil War writer and humorist, 1860

Georgian Julep

Regarded as possibly the world oldest established cocktail and having roots based
throughout ancient Persia – “Gulab” meaning rose water – the original Mint Julep
cocktail, unbeknownst to most, were first popularised using French brandy rather
than the American whiskey commonly served today. The Georgian Julep is naturally
a Georgian twist on the original cocktail, mixing mature VSOP cognac, with sweet
apricot brandy and crisp mint all churned through refreshing crushed ice.

2 parts Courvoisier® VSOP EXCLUSIF™ Cognac
¾ part Apricot brandy / liqueur
1 palm Fresh mint leaves

Glass: Highball or pewter cup


Clap (don’t muddle) mint in your hands to release the essential oils and
place in the bottom of a highball glass. Build the remaining ingredients over the top
of the mint filling the glass ¾ with crushed ice last and leave to infuse for a couple
of minutes. Delicately churn together, evenly mixing all ingredients and spreading
the mint throughout the glass. Top off with a head of freshly crushed ice and garnish
with a mint sprig and apricot wedge.

More cognac cocktail recipes, here: Cognac Drinks & Cocktails

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Max is a spirits expert and speaker, into marketing, technology, startups, and business development. He’s also a farmer. He likes tools and machines, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul. Included in his Top 10 Cognacs are the Audry XO and Bache Gabrielsen 1973. Max founded Cognac Expert in 2010 at his family’s estate in Poullignac, in the Cognac region, France. Started as a blog, today Cognac Expert is the world’s largest website about all things Cognac, a blog, and a specialized online shop featuring 800+ different Cognac bottles.

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