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

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

    Courtesy of Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac.… Read more

    Canal Street

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

    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.… Read more

    Bridesmaid Sidecar

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

    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.… Read more

    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

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    Most years, I buy my Dad a nice bottle of Cognac for the holidays – it’s become a family tradition.  My Dad lives in Wisconsin where Brandy is a religion and what could be better than Brandy than really fine Cognac (or Armagnac).  But, truth be told, my Dad often enjoys his Korbel as much as fine Cognac.  Not only do Wisconsinites love Brandy, they love their Korbel. 

    I am always on the lookout for … Read more

    The Apricot Haunt

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

    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.… Read more


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    Welcome to the 31 Drinks of Halloween!

    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

    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.

      Even more Halloween Drinks and Punches.

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    Sangria Basics

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    Sangria is a DIY dream. It’s a wine punch with fruit and liquor in it. What kind of wine, fruit and liquor? That’s up to you.

    Some people like to top off their sangria with ginger ale, lemon-lime soda or club soda. Some people like it room temperature, while others drink it over ice. It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like sangria. It’s possible they wouldn’t be people worth knowing.

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    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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