Ways to drink cognac

Updated April 17, 2017

Cognac is a variety of brandy, which is a dark liqueur named after a French city. Hennessy, Courvoisier, Remy Martin and Crown Royal all produce cognac, which varies in flavour between them. For an added touch to your cognac, consider coffee, juice, soda or champagne for cocktail ideas. Alternately, you can always drink cognac straight up, if you're bold enough.

Coffee and Chocolate Recipes

Cognac's bold and spicy flavour pairs well with coffee and chocolate flavours. As such, you can drink cognac in hot or cold drinks using these mixers. Create a Cafe L'Orange by mixing 14.8ml of Cognac and Cointreau with 28.4gr. Gran Mariner and 113gr. hot coffee. Or, create a fun, iced-coffee drink by mixing 14.8ml. of Cognac, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur with 177ml. of iced-coffee. Top your drink with as much whipped cream as you'd like. You can also mix cognac with hot chocolate for an adult version of a childhood favourite.

Soda and Juice Cocktails

Cognac can easily be paired with soda and juice for a simple cocktail. Hennessy and Coke is a popular drink, which can use varying flavours of Coke such as vanilla or cherry. To create, pour cognac over ice and add Coke until your drink is as light or strong as you like. Alternately, you can mix cognac with orange, cranberry or pineapple juice and add ice. Mix your drink together in a drink mixer or pour over ice to chill.


Create unique shots with cognac liqueur. Pour 14.2gr. of cognac into an ice shaker to chill and pour into a shot glass to drink straight up. Or, add a squeeze of lemon juice to your shot for added flavour. Alternately, mix 14.8ml. of cognac with a splash of liqueur.

Champagne Recipes

Add a touch of class to your drink menu with a cognac and champagne cocktail. Soak a sugar cube in a cocktail bitter of your choice in a champagne flute. Pour 85.1gr. of champagne and 9.86ml. ounce of cognac over the melted sugar cube. Complete your drink with a squeeze of lemon juice and garnish with an orange slice. Or, try a mixture of champagne, peach brandy, cognac and orange juice for a tasty drink.

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