Elevate your own hidden talent with these Cognac cocktail tips
For some, it’s cocktail skills that are the hidden talent no one at their day job would suspect. If that’s you, expand your base spirits with these quick tips from Rémy Martin, the French house that’s been perfecting Cognac since 1724:
1. Cognac is a great alternative to rye’s harshness and bourbon’s abundant woodiness. It can match whiskey’s versatility, and add even more complexity to some drinks. Don’t hesitate to substitute.
2. Mixing “like with like” is generally good cocktail practice, so reach for other grape based modifiers like sherry, vermouth, and champagne.
3. Don’t assume that Cognac will be sweet. Add a touch of honey or simple syrup -- you’ll be pleasantly surprised.