Photo : Amakhosi/Ben ter Huurne
"Cognac is a brandy produced from white grapes (mostly ugni blanc) which are grown in the strictly-defined region of the Charentes (Department 16 and 17) and a small part of Deux Sevres. This region is divided into growths (crus) based on soil characteristics that are reflected in the final product."
- Via Cognac Net
Now, all of the above is true, however, way too technical for me.
For me, Cognac is served after a lovely meal, on the veranda, watching the sun set over the Pacific, with a Cuban cigar, and a lanky brunette with beckoning eyes.......
Otherwise, it's also good the next morning....
Awake From The Dead Cocktail
For the morning after crowd.
NOTE : Personally, I use a clear coffee cup and saucer for this instead of a cocktail glass. It makes everyone else think that you're not too much of a lush. If only they really knew.
Recipe adapted from The Nibble
Regardless of how you serve it, your Cognac will appreciate it if you remember to keep its bottle upright, in a dark place, and at room temperature.
Enjoy yours today!
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