Mix up a cocktail to Celebrate National cognac day!
D’USSÉ and Martell share 4 of their favorite cognac-forward drinks.
Founded over 300 years ago, the House of Martell shipped the first barrels of cognac to the US in 1783. Their Blue Swift expression is made from Cognac VSOP finished in Kentucky Bourbon casks. On the nose, the spirit opens with gourmet aromas of caramelized pears and banana followed by a subtle sweetness, vanilla, and coconut. On the palate, fresh notes of ginger and white candied fruit and plums shine through. The finish is long, smooth, and ample with a toasted oak finish.
Aged for a minimum of four and a half years, D’USSÉ VSOP is made from carefully selected eaux-de-vie including expressions carefully matured in the cellars of the Château de Cognac. The spirit is produced using a Charentaise method, which uses a slow, double distillation in copper stills. The resulting cognac has woody notes with a touch of cinnamon and floral, flavors of spices and almonds, and a honeyed finish.
- 1 1/2 part Martell Blue Swift
- 1/2 part Cinnamon syrup
- 1/2 part Lemon juice
- 3 parts Campo Viejo Rioja
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Preparation: Add Martell Blue Swift, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice, Campo Viego Rioja and bitters into a wine glass, stir to combine, garnish with orange slices.
D’USSÉ Paradise Gem
- 1 oz. D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 1 oz. Marigold Syrup*
- 3/4 oz. Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 Coffee Bean
Preparation: Muddle coffee bean in a mixing glass. Add D’USSÉ, marigold syrup and Sauvignon Blanc and fill with ice. Stir and double strain into a frosted coupe glass.
Heat 34 oz. of water in a saucepan until it reaches a boil. Add 34 oz. of white sugar, 1 oz. of citric acid and 1/4 lb of dehydrated marigold flowers. Let stand for 24 hours. Double strain into a bottle for storage.
- 2 parts Martell Blue Swift
- 1/4 part Campari
- 2 parts Pineapple juice
- 1/2 part Lime juice
- 1/2 part Simple syrup
Preparation: Place a few ice cubes into a cocktail shaker, pour Martell Blue Swift, Campari, simple syrup, pineapple juice and lime juice into the shaker and shake, pour into a cocktail strainer glass and garnish with a pineapple leaf.
D’USSÉ Splendid Sidecar
- 1 1/2 oz. D’USSÉ VSOP Cognac
- 1 oz Orange Liqueur
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1 bar spoon Orange Blossom Water
Preparation: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a coupe glass.