HOW TO DRINK COGNAC?

The days of the cliché cognac drinker being reserved to cigar smokers seated 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, on the rocks 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 or a cognac snifter, 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 cognac cocktails section.