Tis the season for a cognac Christmas!
Cognac Christmas Cocktails Recipes are changing the game daily at holiday parties. Cognac is currently enjoying a renaissance thanks to the boom in cocktail culture as mixologists revamp classics such as the Sazerac, French 75 and Sidecar, adding their own twists with innovative new ingredients.
Innovative bartenders have a whole range of tools at their disposal to create show-stopping cocktails which might leave you stumped, but experimentation doesn’t have to mean space-age equipment.
From VS to VSOP and XO, at noon or midnight, there’s never been a better time to mix up a Cognac cocktail.
Check out a few of our favorites below.
1. Pink Life Cognac Christmas Cocktail
Ingredients 20ml VSOP Cognac 10ml Raspberry Liquer 90ml Champagne 1 Fresh raspberry
Method Put the Cognac and the liqueur into a flute glass and top with chilled Champagne. Garnish with a raspberry.
Ingredients 40ml Cognac 10ml Fresh lemon juice 10ml Triple sec Ice cubes Slice of orange peel
Method Place the ice cubes in a shaker with Cognac, lemon juice and triple sec. Shake well. Strain into the glass using a cocktail strainer and press the orange peel over the drink.
3. Mint Julep Cognac Christmas Cocktail
Ingredients 60ml VSOP Cognac 2 dashes Angostura bitters 10ml Sugar syrup 4-5 Sprigs of fresh mint Crushed ice cubes
Method Lightly muddle one sprig of mint with the sugar syrup and bitters in the bottom of a highball glass. Remove and discard the mint. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cognac, stirring well with a bar spoon. Garnish with the remaining sprigs of mint
4. Cognac Old Fashioned
Ingredients 60ml Cognac 4-5 dashes Angostura bitters 1 White sugar cube Dash of Soda water 4 Large ice cubes Twist of orange peel
Method Place the sugar cube in the base of an old fashioned glass. Soak with the bitters and a dash of soda water, then crush the sugar with the back of a bar spoon. Add one third of the Cognac and two ice cubes and stir well. Add another third of the Cognac and one ice cube and stir well. Repeat with the remaining Cognac and ice cube and decorate with a twist of orange peel.
5. Cognac Summit
Ingredients 40ml VSOP Cognac 60ml Traditional lemonade 3-5 Large ice cubes Long strip of cucumber peel Strip of lime peel 4 Thin slices of fresh ginger
Method Place the lime and ginger slices in a glass. Add the VSOP Cognac. Lightly press the lime and ginger 2 to 3 times using a muddler Half fill the glass with ice and stir well for 5 seconds using a bar spoon. Add the traditional lemonade and the cucumber peel. Stir well for 5 seconds using a bar spoon.
6. Brandy Crusta Cognac Christmas Cocktail
Ingredients 50ml Cognac 10ml Orange Curaçao 2 dashes Maraschino liqueur 2 dashes Angostura bitters 10ml Fresh lemon juice Long spiral of lemon peel Lemon juice and sugar to garnish
Method Prepare the glass by crusting the glass rim with fine caster sugar. To do this moisten the rim with lemon juice and dip it into a saucer filled with sugar. Put all of the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake, then strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a long spiral of lemon inside the rim of the glass.
Of course we want for you to enjoy Rivente Cognac YOUR way but we love to help you every once in a while!
Have you enjoyed any of these Cognac Christmas Cocktails this holiday season?