It was just National Cognac Day! Did you miss it? Instead of focusing on just one day, I want to inspire you to get Cognac in your drink rotation throughout the year.
It’s no secret that I love me some Cognac. It’s one of my favorite spirits. The French spirit is known as the king of brandy. Made from the Ugni Blanc grape, it’s produced in a charming town in France by the same name. Most people who live in Cognac actually work in the Cognac industry, from the people who make labels, barrels, to the winemakers. It’s a unique community that brings the spirit to life. I highly recommend a visit.
There are various ways to get your Cognac on. It can be enjoyed on its own, neat or over ice. If you dig cocktails, it's the perfect ingredient.
As for me...I love having Cognac neat or in a cocktail. One of my favorite cocktails is the French 75. When I sip one it makes me feel like I’m fancy. Oh la la! It’s the perfect thing to sip when you want a luxurious libation in hand.
Recipes are coming at you below. The recipe says to top with Champagne. However, you can also go with Crémant. I think of it as Champagne’s little sister who doesn’t get nearly the love it deserves. The bubbles are also made in France in the Champagne method. Voilà!
The Cognac selected is the Remy 1738 Accord Royal which is perfect to use for classic cocktails such as the French 75 or Sidecar. Santé!
1 oz Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal®
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz lemon juice.
Shake and strain. Pour into a coupe. Top with champagne ( or favorite sparkling wine)
1 oz Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
2/3 oz Cointreau
1/3 oz lemon juice
Combine, shake, strain, serve in a classic coupe or martini glass.