Articles Tagged: Cognac

Vieux Carre

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Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter.  Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.

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    Lucky Dragon

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    Ingredients:
    2 oz Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac
    .5 oz Grand Marnier
    .25 oz ginger liqueur

    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

    Courtesy of Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac.

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    Canal Street

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    Ingredients:
    2 oz Camus Elegance VS Cognac
    4 oz ginger ale
    2 lemons
    2 limes

    Directions:
    Squeeze the lemons and limes over fresh ice. Add the Camus and ginger ale to the ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with cinnamon stick (optional).

    Courtesy of Camus Elegance VS Cognac.

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    Bridesmaid Sidecar

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    Ingredients:
    2 oz Camus VS Elegance Cognac 
    1 oz sweet & sour mix
    1 oz Grand Marnier 

    Directions:
    Combine all in a shaker with ice; strain into a small rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.

    Courtesy of Camus VS Elegance Cognac.

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    Tom & Jerry

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    Gather around the Christmas tree with a mug of something warm and boozy! The Tom & Jerry is a classic hot cocktail that’s just right for the holidays.

    You can leave out the booze for the kids and those who don’t drink alcohol, and it will still taste fantastic. This recipe isn’t difficult, but it does take a little extra attention. The flavor is much nicer than you’d get from a Tom & Jerry flavoring … Read more

    Camus XO Borderies Review

    post iconCamus has been a family business since 1863, controlling everything from the growing of grapes to the distillation of the Cognac. Camus is also famous for having it’s vineyards in Borderies, one of the smallest growing areas in Cognac, known for imparting floral and nutty aromas and flavors. …Read More

    The Apricot Haunt

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    Ingredients:
    1 part Courvoisier VSOP
    1 part fresh lemon sour
    1.5 part apricot brandy
    4 parts apple cider

    Directions:
    Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon spiral twist and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

    Courtesy of Courvoisier Cognac.

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    Dra-Kahlúa

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    Welcome to the 31 Drinks of Halloween!

    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 oz Kahlúa
    1/2 oz Martell V.S. Cognac
    1/2 oz Triple Sec
    3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
    1/2 oz simple syrup
    Blood orange wedge, garnish

    Directions:
    Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a n chilled, half sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a blood orange wedge.

    Recipe and photo courtesy of Kahlúa.

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    Sangria Basics

    post iconSangria 101: It is so good … and so easy! …Read More

    Remy Martin 1738 Cognac Review

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    Growing up in the largest brandy drinking state in the nation (Wisconsin), I am also a cognac lover! I am also constantly on the lookout for good cognac and this one delivers.

    The Remy Martin 1738 cognac is named for the year that King Louis XV granted Remy Martin a warrant to expand his grape plantings on royal lands, allowing him to expand his cognac House. The Remy 1738 comes in a classy bottle that … Read more

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