Simple cognac cocktails & mixed drinks

Simple cognac cocktails recipes

    Simple cognac cocktails can tantalise the tastebuds.
    If you enjoy classic cognac cocktails, these cognac cocktails recipes are destined to delight.

    Cognac and champagne cocktails

    Would you prefer a cocktail, cognac, or champagne? Together, these make an easy and elegant combination. This champagne and cognac cocktail made with grapefruit and spice syrup adds a sophisticated twist to any celebration.

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    Cognac and juice cocktails

    In warmer months, a cognac cocktail with juice or cognac cocktail and fruit makes a refreshing alternative. Why not elevate your next al fresco event by serving a cocktail with cognac and orange juice, made with lemon and a homemade rosemary syrup?

    cognac and juice cocktail

    Cognac and coffee cocktail

    Vivify the senses with a cognac coffee cocktail. The intricate aromas of both the cognac and coffee combine to create a smooth, rich and elegant drink that can be enjoyed for special occasions or that special someone.

    cognac and coffee cocktail

    Simple and classic cognac cocktails

    What’s the secret to good cognac cocktails? Great cognac. Martell cognac cocktails always make for elegant combinations of tastes, textures, aromas and colours. Consult our exclusive recipes for simple cognac cocktails, or something more advanced.

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    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.

    What are the best cocktails with cognac?

    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 the best cognac for cocktails?

    Since the 19th century Maison Martell’s cognacs have been mixed with endless ingredients to create surprising and unexpected cocktails enjoyed during countless occasions.

    Martell VS, for example, has a remarkable smoothness on the palate that makes it the ideal base for a cognac and champagne cocktail. Combine Martell VS with a grapefruit and spice syrup, then top with champagne for a sophisticated twist to any celebration.

    Martell VSOP, meanwhile, has refined and generous aromas. An Old Fashioned cocktail made with Martell VSOP can be served with Angostura, Peychaud’s or orange bitters on the side, for an innovative twist on this classic cocktail.

    Otherwise, cognac cocktails with freshly squeezed juice make a refreshing alternative. Take Martell Noblige, which has a distinctive woody character, and mix with orange, lemon and a homemade rosemary syrup, to elevate your next al fresco event.

    The secret to good cognac cocktails, is great cognac.

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

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    Mastering cognac


    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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