As we all know only too well, sometimes it's hard to find a moment to sit and savour a glass of fine Cognac, however, in our household at least, there is always the perfect moment for a cocktail.
With Cognac in mind I began some cocktail research, and here are a few I made earlier!
- 40ml Cognac
- 30ml Crème de Cacao
- 30ml cream
- Chocolate powder
- Ice cubes
Fill the shaker with ice, Cognac, crème, and cream. Mix well, pour into a tumbler glass and finish by dusting with some chocolate powder.
This makes a brilliant, albeit alcoholic, alternative to pudding!
The Summit Cocktail
This was created in 2008 at the International Cognac Summit (who knew there was a Cognac Summit?!) with the aim of creating the ultimate Cognac cocktail.
To make this you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 slices of ginger
- 1 lime slice
- 40ml VSOP Cognac
- 60ml lemonade
- A fine peel of cucumber
Place the lime and ginger into a martini glass and add half of the Cognac. Then add ice and stir.
Add the rest of the Cognac and the lemonade – then, finally add the cucumber peel and serve.
Between the sheets
Between the sheets
- 30ml Cognac
- 30ml white rum
- 30ml Cointreau
- 30ml lemon juice
- Slice of lemon
- Crushed ice
Simply shake all of the ingredients together with the crushed ice, pour into a martini glass, and decorate with the lemon slice.
And finally, the most classic of Cognac cocktails, and proof that often the simplest is the best….
The Champagne Cocktail
- 1 sugar cube
- A few drops of Angostura bitters
- 20ml Cognac
- 80ml Champagne
- A thin slice of orange (if you want to be decorative)
Place the sugar lump into the bottom of the glass, add a few drops of the Angostura Bitters and let it soak into the cube. Add the Cognac and then gently pour over the Champagne.
Decorate with the slice of orange – and serve.
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