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Rémy Martin Cognac is gearing up with a fleet of sidecars and other classic cocktail recipes for National Cognac Day taking place on June 4th, 2017.

By recreating the iconic cocktail, Rémy Martin celebrates its historical place in the cocktail world and pays homage to the early 20s. Taking it a step further, the brand aims to modernize the popular drink by adding regionally inspired ingredients to the historic Sidecar recipe, traditionally made with Rémy Martin Cognac, Cointreau®, and lemon juice.

“While continuing to honor the story of our heritage, we take pride in evolving the brand to connect to today’s clientele. We are passionate about offering creative experiences that engage and inspire our clients to enjoy Rémy Martin cognac and its versatility in cocktails, adding a touch of French sophistication and savoir-faire to their lifestyle.”
– Emma Medina, Vice President of Rémy Martin Americas

Be sure to check back all next week for Rémy Martin’s recipes honoring National Cognac Day, and get a firsthand look at these classic cocktail recipes that spotlight the bands rich cognac heritage. Don’t miss the special must mix focus on its signature cocktail, The Royal Sidecar, perfect for any National Cognac Day celebration.


Happy National Cognac Day! Celebrate in Style with Rémy Martin.

Intended to honor the craftsmanship and skillful mastery that goes into crafting every bottle of Rémy Martin Cognac, the Sidecar pays tribute to classic cognac cocktails, with a special focus on its signature cocktail: The Royal Sidecar.

Cognac was one of the first liquors to be used in cocktails. Classic cognac cocktails include the Sidecar, the Sazerac, and the French 75.

Complex and extremely well balanced, the first “deluxe” version was created at Ritz Paris in 1923. This iconic cocktail has an enchanting story: It’s been said that the drink was originally named after a Parisian gentleman’s motorcycle sidecar, and then popularized in London. Now that’s truly a tale of two cities.

1 1/2 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
3/4 oz. Cointreau®
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker, strain and serve in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.



Sangria is the ideal warm-weather beverage. Stemming from Spain, sangria was popularized in the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City.

3 oz. Rémy Martin VSOP
3 oz. Cointreau®
12 oz. Tempranillo
2 oz. Lime Juice
4 oz. Orange Juice
8 dashes Angostura Bitters
Simple Syrup

Preparation: Build all ingredients, including ice, in a 32 oz. pitcher. Garnish with fresh cut fruit. Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to allow flavors to develop. Serve chilled over ice.



The Sidekick Sidecar variation uses pomegranate juice and cayenne pepper to put a modern twist on the historic cognac cocktail.

2 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
1 oz. Cointreau®
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Juice
dash of Cayenne Pepper

Preparation: Shake all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail coupe.



A celebration of France’s finest exports, married expertly together. The French 38 is effortless, effervescent elegance.

1 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

Preparation: In a flute, combine Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Then pop a cork and top with champagne.



The Sidecar cocktail was one of the very first classic cognac cocktails. Rémy Martin’s Night Shade Sidecar, using cherry tomatoes, emphasizes seasonal ingredients for a modern twist.


1 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal1 oz. Cointreau®
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Cherry Tomatoes (Halved)
Cherry Tomato (for Garnish)
Salted Rim

Preparation: Muddle cherry tomatoes in the bottom of shaker tin. Add additional ingredients and shake in shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail coupe. Garnish with cherry tomato.


RÉMY (1738) & GINGER

A refreshment born from the royal accord, Remy (1738) & Ginger is the perfect alliance between the richness of cognac fine champagne and the ginger notes to reveal spicy notes.

1 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
Ginger Beer
Lime Twist (for Garnish)

Preparation: Pour Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal over shards of ice with ginger beer, serve with a lime twist.



Developed during the 19th century, the Old Fashioned is a full-bodied and surprisingly smooth classic, boasting the complexity of up to 400 eaux-de-vie and ritually stirred to perfection.


1 3/4 oz. Rémy Martin XO
1 lump Brown Sugar
3 dashes Bitters

Preparation: In a tumbler, stir Remy Martin XO, brown sugar and bitters over ice until silky smooth, continuing to add ice as you stir.



The Sidecar cocktail holds a special place in cognac history and remains popular in cocktail culture today. Using fresh mint leaves and Angostura aromatic bitters, the Mint Condition Sidecar is a modern-day twist on the classic.


2 oz. Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
1 oz. Cointreau®
1 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
6-8 Mint Leaves
dashes Angostura Bitters

Preparation: Combine Cointreau® and mint leaves in shaker tin. Lightly muddle mint leaves. Add Rémy Martin 1738® Accord Royal and shake in shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe.