A truly deliciously refreshing cocktail. Woody rancio notes in the cognac are freshened by the mint. Those with a dry palate may want to reduce the sugar
Nail the perfect balance and this cognac based cocktail sings on the palate with cognac, richly subtle cherry, zesty lemon acidity.
A smooth, complex, Sazerac-style Martini.
This old classic zings with fresh lemon and is beautifully balanced by the cognac base.
A serious alternative to advocaat for those without raw egg inhibitions.
Cognac is sweeter than the rye whiskey (or even bourbon) on which the Manhattan is classically based. Cognac is also usually slightly lower in alcohol,
After the Whisky Sour, this is the most requested sour. Try it and you'll see why - but don't omit the egg white.
An Old-Fashioned made with cognac instead of whiskey. Works well.
The variation, the non-combusted merely Edison or The Edisonian, which calls for all the ingredients (inc. brandy) to be stirred together with ice, is
The addition of orange juice and an orange zest twist supposedly gives this otherwise classic Sidecar a feminine twist. Classically, this cocktail does
A twist on the classic Harvard, or brandy-based Manhattan.
Spirituous and on the tart side of balanced, the sugar rim is considered by some to be integral to this classic cocktail. Dilution is key to perfecting
Cognac is smoothed with honey and softened with milk and cream in this classic cocktail.
Spirit-forward but with rounded cognac and a hint of orange. For dry palates only. Some may prefer orange curaçao in place of triple sec.
Sweetened cognac flavoured with mint. Simple but beautiful.
A Sweet Manhattan with cognac substituted for the whiskey.
A warming, spicy and filling meal in a glass.
Old-school, but approachably so. Dry and herbal. A great aperitif.
Not far removed from a Sidecar.
A Tom Collins made with cognac. The cognac's character shines through.
Rich pear and orange with a stabilising hint of sour lime.
A mismade but fabulously balanced Sidecar inspired this drink.
One way to warm your winter nights.
Aromatic wine and cognac - dry yet easy.
Sweet coffee and orange smoothed by a creamy top. A veritable dessert in a glass.
The appropriately named brandy based drink benefits from dilution, hence my addition of a splash of water.
Warms the cockles with cognac and a good dose of citrus.
Lightly flavoured alcoholic egg custard. Also try swapping dark rum for the cognac.
A Sidecar made dry with the vermouth. It needs the sweet rim.
The initial heat of brandy is chased and extinguished by sweet orange liqueur.
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