Cognac and champagne pairing

Combining cognac & champagne

    A fine champagne cognac cocktail will elevate an event, taking your tastebuds to new heights.
    Experience the elegance of cognac and champagne pairing.

    Why cognac and champagne mix well together?

    There is good reason why cognac and champagne mix well. If on first appearances cognac and champagne are two very different drinks, in fact they share much in common, including a link to their place of origin, savoir-faire, and to France.

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    Which champagne to mix cognac with?

    The best champagne to mix with cognac will depend on the desired taste sensation you wish to create. With so much variety in terms of cognacs and champagnes on offer, there are virtually limitless combinations to experiment with and explore.

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    Cognac and champagne cocktail: the French 75 cocktail

    The French 75 cocktail is the quintessential classic champagne cocktail with cognac. This elegant champagne cocktail has been enjoyed, and reinvented, for generations. Experiment with fresh citrus juices and bitters to make your own variations.

    French 75 cocktail

    F.A.Q

    What to mix with cognac?

    Cognac is a very versatile drink. It may be drunk neat, over ice or diluted with a little water. It can be mixed with quality mixers, such as soda or traditional lemonade to make a long drink, or used to make a cognac cocktail. For a range of Martell cocktails to try, see our cocktails section.

    Can cognac mix with other alcohols?

    Yes, you can mix cognac with other alcohols, especially as part of a mixed drink such as a champagne and cognac cocktail. Consult our recipe pages for audacious and delicious cocktails, including the Cashew Dream with Martell Blue Swift and Kahlua, or the fruity and refreshing Martell Chapman with Martell Blue Swift and bitters.

    Which easy cocktails use cognac?

    Whether you are seeking an original Martell cognac cocktail recipe, or to spice things up with a unique twist, there are many easy cocktails using cognac that can be made in less than 5 minutes.

    The Ginger Spice is an easy-to-make cognac cocktail that brings out the delicious fruit and spice aromas of Martell VS cognac. The Julep is an American summer cocktail favourite, while the Robust Coffee made with Martell VSOP is an excellent after-dinner cocktail. Or why not try a Swift Old Fashioned, or Float with Martell VS? Discover our easy cocktails using cognac.

    Can cognac mix with other alcohols?

    Some of the best cocktails with cognac can be made at home, thanks to these exclusive recipes made with Martell.

    Find recipes for simple cognac cocktails, alongside veritable classics and more complex innovations created by master mixologists.

    These include the Twisted Sidecar. Made with Martell Noblige cognac, triple sec and lemon juice, this sidecar cocktail recipe adds a twist with the addition of Italian red bitters and pomegranate juice.

    Fruity and refreshing, it’s hard to go past a Derby cocktail with cognac. Take Martell VSOP cognac, blackberry juice and honey syrup, add a dash of orange bitters and grapefruit to garnish.

    Then there is the classic Summer Collins cocktail with cognac. Martell’s recipe calls for Martell VS, lemon juice and maple syrup, with slices of fresh peach and a splash of soda water.

    What is champagne cognac?

    Champagne cognac does not imply the spirit has the famous bubbles of champagne, but it does share the wine’s reputation for excellence and sophistication.

    Cognac the spirit is produced from six crus of vineyards in the Cognac region of France. These crus are Borderies, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fins Bois, Bon Bois and Bois Ordinaire.

    The so-called champagne cognac, is a cognac produced from grapes exclusively from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus, where the chalky soil is famed for having the ideal conditions for grapes to perfectly ripen. Discover Cohiba, Martell’s Grande Champagne cognac.

    Experience the elegance of champagne and cognac

    Browse the Maison Martell collection, and use our comparison tool to find the best match.

    Mastering cognac

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    Learning how to serve cognac is only the first step towards mastering cognac. From food pairing with cognac, to cooking with cognac and mixing cognac drinks, take your skills to the next level with our ‘How to cognac’ series.

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