Sunday, July 31, 2011



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.

  • 2 ounces (59 ml.) Apple Brandy or Calvados
  • 3/4 ounce (22 ml.) Cognac
  • 1/2 ounce (7.4 ml.) Sweet Vermouth
  • Orange wedge for garnish
  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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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