Neat, over ice, with a drop of water, or in a cocktail… There are so many ways to drink cognac, so which should be savoured on its own and which is perfect to mix? Find out how best to drink cognac.
How to drink Cognac?
The days of the cliché cognac drinker being reserved to cigar smokers sat in front of an open fire are long gone! Yes, certain cognacs do suit the aromas of a good cigar, but cognac can be drunk anywhere and in a variety of ways.
Cognac may be drunk neat, with ice or diluted with a little water. At Martell, we do not recommend warming cognac as it brings out the alcohol too strongly and releases the aromas too quickly. A tulip glass, rather than a balloon glass, is also recommended since it assures a much better appreciation of the entire aromatic range of the cognac.
Cognac can also be mixed in a wide range of long drinks and cocktails. For a range of Martell cocktails to try, see our cocktails section.