4 Cognac Cocktails To Jazz Up Your Parties
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Cognac is a variant of brandy that is named after the commune of Cognac in France. It is produced in a wine-growing region by distillation of grapes twice. This slightly red coloured distilled spirit is another ingredient that is widely used in the blending of many cocktails. You might be wondering where to find cognac in India. Well, besides being available in almost every Indian state, some of the top most cognac brands are readily available in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They say it takes time to develop a taste for cognac, so if you have been fascinating by the drink, get ready to revamp your cocktails list with some well-known cocktails from all over the world.

1. Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander is a brandy-based dessert cocktail that dates back to the early 20th century. The country of origin has been unknown. Although Brandy Alexander is a popular variation to another cocktail with a same name ‘ Alexander’. In order to make one for yourself, you need to combine together cognac, creme de cacao and some fresh cream

2. Sidecar

Sidecar is another cocktail from the 20th century that is easily blended by pouring liqueurs like cognac, any orange liqueur with a dash of lemon juice poured at the end in a cocktail shaker. Sidecar is a bit dry and tastes sour, so it is almost like a challenge for bartenders to balance the right amount of flavours and ingredients. Blend yours carefully.

3. French Connection

French Connection is a cocktail that got its name from a Gene Hackman movie of the same name. This 2-ingredient cocktail is simply put together by combining equal parts of cognac and amaretto liquor. Complete your meals with French connection that is meant to be relished post-meals.

4. Between the sheets

Between the sheets is a cocktail that was invented by a very popular bartender in Paris around the mid 1930s. A cocktail with such a peculiar name, is sure to impress you with its splendid mix of ingredients used in the making such as a white rum, cognac, triple sec and a wee bit of lemon juice poured towards the end.