3 Ingredient Cocktails
This mustard coloured, medium dry, cognac-based drink harnesses the uniquely herbal edge of Bénédictine.
Brandy and Bénédictine (a classic combo) smoothed with cream. Drier than you might expect.
Deep burgundy red and boozy. Based on the classic combination of port and brandy, this is a drink to finish a night. (Benefits from some dilution so stir
Bonnie Prince Charles
Honeyed, spiced cognac with a touch of citrus. But is it fit for a Prince?
Sweetened cognac flavoured with mint. Simple but beautiful.
Call Me Old-Fashioned
An Old-Fashioned made with cognac instead of whiskey. Works well.
Neither as memorable nor as controversial as the film but a pleasant orange drink all the same.
A Sweet Manhattan with cognac substituted for the whiskey.
East India No.2
The bitters play a crucial role in the balance of this after-dinner brandy and pineapple cocktail.
A simple riff on the French Martini swapping the usual vodka for the more French cognac. Fruity and easy drinking.
A bittersweet, herbal old-school drink that's in line for rediscovery.
Lightly sweetened and diluted cognac flavoured with almond and a hint of spice.
Somewhat reminiscent of a cognac-laced Hawaiian pizza. Yum!
Corpse Reviver No.1 (Gilberg's recipe)
Boozy, complex and delicious with attractive apple notes and faint anise absinthe influences.
Cognac and orange with rich vanilla and delicate spice.
Kümmel's bold caraway, cumin and fennel flavours predominate in this cognac-based after-dinner digestive cocktail.
This brandy-influenced Sweet Manhattan is best mixed by throwing and enjoyed when the odd bubble still rests on its surface.
Spirituous and just on the sour side, the sugar rim is considered by some to be integral to this classic cocktail. Dilution is key to perfecting a Sidecar
Very French Martini
Cognac, pineapple juice and black raspberry liqueur. OK, so France is not known for its pineapples but I said 'very' not 'totally' French. And yes I know
Young Man Cocktail
This particular Young Man is essentially a cognac-based Sweet Manhattan with a splash of orange curaçao. I've used rather more curaçao than the 2 Dashes
Port and Brandy (AKA Randy) are a match made in heaven, here subtly enriched with a touch of sugar.
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
A serious alternative to advocaat for those without raw egg inhibitions.
Brandy Milk Punch
This traditional New Orleans hangover cure beats your bog-standard vanilla milkshake.
Cognac and Grand Marnier are well-suited bedfellows in this spirit-forward stiff steadier. Dry vermouth combines with these surprisingly well. Adding balance
Cognac, luxurious chocolate and pistachio. What’s not to like?
La Poire des Bénédictines
Pear and cognac are a match made in heaven. Bénédictine adds honeyed sweetness and herbal complexity to this after-dinner cocktail.
The perfect balance of cognac and orange.
An elderflower-flavoured Sidecar.
Pour Me Another
Raisiny pedro ximénez sherry adds subtle richness to the cognac with hints of flavour from the absinthe and lemon zest. This drink benefits from generous
Chablis' white wine acidity balances rich nettle cordial in this sweet 'n' sour cognac based cocktail.
Originally made with Martell Cordon Bleu, this sophisticated champagne cocktail has delicate floral notes.
Cognac is smoothed with honey and softened with milk and cream in this classic cocktail.
Black Diamond #2
Cognac, vermouth and elderflower liqueur combine harmoniously in this short, boozy cocktail.
Brandy Club Cocktail
Cognac and zesty orange curacao with sherry. The sugary rim is essential to the balance of this drink.
Fortified and slightly sweetened wine cooled and lengthened by ice.
Peach liqueur adds subtle orchard fruit notes to cognac with dry vermouth balancing and added complex wine and botanical complexity.
Cognac stirred with rich berry flavours of muscat wine along with the relatively dry berry flavour of cranberry.
Harvard cocktail #2
Byrrh combines well with cognac in this variation on the classic Harvard.
Rich, thick and creamy.
Spiced and sweetened cognac.
Soir d'Ete (Summer Evening)
Fruity cognac with delicate floral tea notes.
This bright red, fruity drink is simple but tasty.
Too Ache Sidecar
Tuaca replaces Cointreau in this twist on the Sidecar.
Tremblement de Terre (Earthquake)
Absinthe adds a liquorice note to this spirit-forward cognac-based cocktail.
Fortified champagne with a hint of pear.
A mismade but fabulously balanced Sidecar inspired this drink.
A stripy shooter with almond, whiskey, cream and cognac.
Banana liqueur and brandy go shockingly well together, here toned with sherry and bitters.
One way to warm your winter nights.
Sweet and rich, with coffee and chocolate - one to chase dessert.
Christmas Pudding & Custard Cocktail
As the name suggests this drink combines flavours reminiscent of alcoholic custard with Pedro Ximenez sherry resembling liquid Christmas pudding.
Corpse Reviver No.1 (Savoy recipe)
Dry and potent. A 'pick-me-up' hangover cure - or possibly put-you-right-back-down-again!
Cognac, aniseed and vermouth combine in this pleasant after-dinner drink which has a taste reminiscent of minty liquorice.
Hot Toddy (Hot Cognac & Lemon)
Warms the cockles with cognac and a good dose of citrus.
Kümmel's answer to the Stinger. To quote Harry Craddock, Brandy gives you courage and Kümmel makes you cautious, thus giving you the perfect mixture
Dry, very aromatic and bordering on bitter. Interesting but not to everybody's taste.
The Fig Easy
Rich fig and honey fortified with cognac.
The initials of this simple peppermint and coffee shooter stand for Kahlúa, Galliano and brandy.