National Cognac Day is today June 4th, as you may have plenty of options to celebrate the day, Courvoisier should be considered. Since its creation in the early 1800s, Courvoisier boasts a rich history that dates back to the days of Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, Courvoisier at the time became known as “the cognac of Napoleon,” since it was the French emperor's favorite, and in the brand’s current insignia, you can see Napoleon reaching into his jacket, where he notoriously kept his flask of Courvoisier. Stemming from Jarnac, the heart of the Cognac region, Courvoisier has remained throughout the years one of the world’s leading luxury cognac houses. The brand’s portfolio features 13 marques perfect for sipping neat as well as for mixing in cocktails.
Here is some inspiration from the good folks at Courvoisier in the form of drinks:
1 ½ part Courvoisier® VSOP
½ part Campari
½ part Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Directions: Combine the VSOP, Campari and Vermouth in a shaker over ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and add bitters. Garnish with an orange slice.
Pommes et Raisins
2 parts Courvoisier VS
.75 parts fresh squeezed lime juice
.5 parts mint syrup
Hard cider beer
Directions: Shake and strained into a pilsner glass. Top with hard cider beer. Garnish with frozen white grapes
For more ideas on cocktails click on #Drinks. Cheers and Salute!