For lovers of that dark drank, what would you say if I told you that there’s a week dedicated strictly to cognac? Your wide eyes and perked up ears lead me to believe that I’ve got your attention. Well, for those eager cognac sippin’ beavers out there, such an week exists in the form of Cognac Classics Week.
Now in its second year, Cognac Classics Week kicks off May 22nd and is a consumer cocktail program executed in partnership with Liquor.com. We had a chance visit mixologists at the hottest bars in L.A. that brought on a new twists on classic cocktails such as the French 75, the Sidecar, and the Sazerac. Our host, Jordan Bushell of Hennessy’s US Head of Mixology & Brand Education, walked us through the mastery required to create V.S.O.P Privilège and the history of Cognac in classic drinks.
This introductory walk through was a perfect primer to help us understand the many cocktails we were set to try and taught to make for the rest of the evening.
Go ahead and whisk up a little something for yourself this week. You deserve it.
“The Baby Mama” by Todd Eames
1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège
.75 oz. pomegranate liqueur
.75 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. Demerara syrup
2oz. Chandon champagne
Shake all ingredients (except for champagne) with ice and strain into a champagne flute.
Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.