St. Stephen’s Sour

A smooth and silky highball.

1910

Punt e Mes and Cognac in the same drink – and it turns out beautifully!

Me & Mrs Jones

There’s orange marmelade in this drink, which we think is quite fun. It’s also really delicious!

Post Shift

A cocktail perfect for the autumn. This is the Post Shift by Ryan Thacker.

Cognac
Champs Élysées

Champs Élysées

Champs Élysées another classic cocktail that is modern again. You can find it in The Savoy Cocktail Book and there it’s described as a group cocktail for six people. And yes, Champs Élysées works wonders at a cocktail party.

Vieux Carré Cocktail

Vieux Carré Cocktail

This is the "Vieux Carré" made of rye, Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine and bitters. It's one of those classic cocktails that many have tried or heard of, but it's still a very interesting and tempting drink. It gets a dark rich color from the sweet vermouth and...

Silk & Gators Cocktail

Silk & Gators Cocktail

Greg Henry’s “Savory Cocktails” is quickly becoming a favorite of ours, and today we are making the Silk & Gators cocktail from his book. There is something intricate about cognac cocktails isn’t there? In this drink the cocktail is the true star, supported by minor amounts of other spirits.

Grönstedts XO Noel

Grönstedts XO Noel

Some liquors you should not blend a cocktail with, supreme cognac is one of them. At Christmas time with all great food one can always enjoy a classic avec. A Christmas favorite of ours is Swedish classic Grönstedts. John Daniel Grönstedt started to blend his cognac...

Christmas Porthole Punch

Christmas Porthole Punch

Merry Christmas to you all, today we are drinking punch. We have a porthole (an infusing container) that we use too seldom and punch for two is an excellent occasion. Punch is a loanword from Sanskrit and means "five". The drink was originally done with five different...

Conference Cocktail

Conference Cocktail

This is another nice cocktail from Death & Co's excellent book. The cocktail is made with a lot of ingredients, however all of them are common. It's still an unusual drink though, as it's made with both whiskey, calvados and cognac - hence combining two very...

Sidewinder Cocktail

Sidewinder Cocktail

Cognac is easy to overlook as a cocktail ingredient. Thankfully in Death & CO's book there are several recipes with both cognac and some other brandy's. Today we tried a Sidewinder cocktail, with both cognac and applejack, as well as herbal liqueurs benedictine...

Solera Sidecar – from Death & CO

Solera Sidecar – from Death & CO

Once again we turn to Death & CO's excellent book, for an inspirational new recipe. And this time we decided to try their twist on the classic Sidecar. Death & CO alters it by substituting cointreau with the more potent grand marnier, adding both sherry and...

Brandy Crusta

Brandy Crusta

So, using cognac in cocktails is not overly common. The Sidecar is of course an iconic cognac-cocktail most know of, but this time we wanted to try a "Brandy Crusta". It has similarities with a sidecar, but the brandy crusta uses maraschino liqueur as sweetener...

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