2014 Recipe File: Cognac Cocktail Concoctions
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac, France, is a variety of brandy produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town in which it takes its name. And different parts of the Cognac region produce different-tasting spirits.
With its continued growth in popularity in craft cocktail bars around the country we have put together a list of delicious recipes for you to recreate at your venue.
2 oz. Lambise Classique
Muddle cranberries with cinnamon syrup in a pint glass. Add cognac, lemon, thyme and egg white, then dry shake. Add ice and shake. Double-strain into coupe or martini glass, top with Lambise Classique and garnish with a thyme sprig and a cranberry.
1 oz. Campari
Muddle mint in cocktail shaker. Add other ingredients. Shake and strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
1.25 Hennessey XO
Serve in iced Bordeaux glass. Garnish with cucumber wheels, orange half-moons and a cinnamon stick.
Brandy Old Fashioned
1 Sugar cube or 1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
In a chilled old fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, bitters, orange wedge and cherry into a thick paste, careful not to work the orange peel. Add brandy or Cognac, stir, and fill glass with crushed ice and serve.
1.5 oz. VS or VSOP Cognac
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. (Do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass.) Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a piece of orange peel.
What Happens in Cabo...
3/4 oz. Cabo Diablo
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and stir vigorously. Strain and serve on the rocks.