Champagne Bowler

We found this recipe on the Spruce Eats. This wine cocktail dates to at least the 1930s and ’40s and uses both white wine and cognac topped with sparkling wine – essentially three ingredients that are grape-based. This is the perfect summer drink! INGREDIENTS 1/2 oz Cognac 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz White Wine 4 oz …

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B&B Cocktail

B&B stands for Bénédictine D.O.M. and Brandy. A B&B is often served on the rocks. Some drinkers prefer it straight up and others like it slightly warmer. The brandy brings dryness to the sweetness of Benedictine which provides notes of honey, rosemary, sage, basil, and citrus peel. It is almost always served in a brandy snifter, which captures …

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The Beautiful Cocktail

One of the most famous cocktails that make for the perfect “nightcap” is one known as the B&B cocktail which is simple as mixing two spirits together, Brandy and Bénédictine. Well, the Beautiful Cocktail is driven off the same concept of enhancing your brandy or cognac with a top-shelf liqueur such as Grand Marnier. It’s …

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Morning Glory Fizz

From the name, it can be assumed this drink by late-1800s bartender Harry Johnson belongs in the canon of classic hair-of-the-dog hangover remedies. A potent blend of Scotch and absinthe, the Morning Glory Fizz’s rough edges are smoothed over with silky egg white and a splash of soda to quell the pangs of a hangover headache. …

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Cognac 75

Ever since it was published in The Savoy Cocktail Book and infiltrated the top bars in Paris and New York, the French 75 has reigned as one of the most elegant champagne cocktails one could ask for. While it is famously mixed with gin, it’s equally impressive when you pour cognac instead. The brandy is one of …

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Nightcap Cocktail Recipes

Cognac Old Fashioned

Most people thinking of making an Old Fashioned cocktail reach for their bourbons and whiskeys but this variation using Cognac offers a softer touch than most grain based spirits. Cognac fruit based spirit produced from fermented and distilled grape juice (technically wine), so this also makes for a great summer cocktail. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Cognac 1/4 oz Simple …

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Nightcap Cocktail Recipes

Classic Sidecar

The Classic Sidecar cocktail is the most popular cognac cocktail of all time. Its origination starts in the early 1900s, around WWI, and is a relative of the classic margarita. It appeared in two books in 1922: “Harry’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails” by Harry MacElhone and “Cocktails and How to Mix Them” by Robert Vermeire. The …

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