Cognac Cocktails: The Parisian Barmaid
When you look at the early days of mixology and into the late 1800s in particular, it is interesting to note what a large role that Cognac played in this era. Yet, even with the craft cocktail renaissance in full-swing, it seems that many still see Cognac as a spirit meant only for sipping neat and in stirred cocktails.
Yet drinks like the Brandy Crusta & the Champ Elysees are perfect examples of shaken cocktails that perfectly showcase Cognac and its potential in drink recipes.
On that note, here is a recipe that I came up with for the Bourbon & Branch menu back when I worked there back in the day. I hope you like it & please don’t hesitate to share with me your favorite refreshing Cognac recipes.
.5oz Apricot Liqueur
.5oz Simple Syrup
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
GARNISH: Lemon Twist