The addition of strong alcohol to any drink gives it a special taste. But to make cocktails with cognac began only in the middle of the last century, when the US banned the sale of alcohol. Before drinking it, adding only tonic or mineral water. But it turned out that the other components match well with this aromatic and potent Supplement.
Best taste and aroma of cognac goes well with fruit and coffee components. But in cocktails, you can include milk or cocoa: this combination is most suitable for making ladies ‘ cocktails, sweet and without the sharp taste of strong alcohol.
To prepare the mixture in different ways:
- shakernia involves thorough mixing of the ingredients without whipping, and sometimes added to the mixture of crushed ice then strain out of the drink;
- build it layer-by-layer injection components directly into the glass to get a beautiful striped pattern ready mix;
- blend — the drink is prepared using the blender, making the mixture homogeneous, lightly beaten ground.
Trying to prepare aromatic cocktail based on cognac, we must remember that the smell and the finish will be more complete if you use no more than 3-5 ingredients. Their own flavor may be expressed stronger or weaker, but it should not interrupt the cognac notes.
It is not recommended to change the proportions indicated in the recipes of cocktails. To get the right flavor, amount of brandy should not be increased in pursuit of the fortress. But when creating your own recipes you can and should experiment with the amounts of components until you find the best combination.
Depending on the strength of the cocktail it is used as an aperitif or digestive (before and after the feast). Strong cocktails served in small cocktail glasses before dinner. Drink them in 1 reception. Dessert mixture served in large glasses (often a highball glass), complementing the decorations and straw. This drink usually contains ice and is used as a refreshing drink.
Simple cocktails with brandy at home you can prepare even without special equipment the bartender. Mixes get when pouring ingredients straight into the glass, sometimes they are encouraged to stir it with a spoon, but most often the liquids are mixed themselves. Other methods will require a shaker and a blender, but such devices are readily available in specialty stores. Care need and the decor drinks: fruit pieces, honey, nutmeg, or chocolate, straws not only decorate the drink, but also helps you to appreciate its taste.
Punch decided to cook for a big company, so the number of ingredients is large enough. But if necessary, it can be reduced, keeping the ratio of water and each of the strong ingredients of 2:1. The other ingredients are complementary, and their dosage can be changed a little if you want to make a less sweet drink.
To prepare brandy punch will need:
- 1 liter of water;
- 0.5 liters of brandy;
- 0.5 liters of vodka;
- 0, 5 kg of sugar;
- 2 orange;
- 5 medium lemons.
Boil water, citrus peel and cut into slices. If there are seeds, be sure to delete them: they impart bitterness. In a large bowl and put some zest (to taste), chopped citrus. To fill them with sugar and let it sit a little to let the juice. Pour hot water and leave to stand, covered until cool.
Alcohol only add to the cooled base. The finished drink should be able to withstand another 2-3 hours and then serve in a beautiful punch bowl with ladle spoon.
Brandy with champagne
English champagne-cocktail bartenders competition in 1889 he received a gold medal. It consists of only 4 components and a strong and sparkling ingredients complement eachother, without interrupting the flavor. To prepare this mix at home is easy:
- in a champagne glass put 1 cube of brown sugar;
- drop sugar 2-3 drops bitters (herbal bitters and fruit);
- pour 20 ml of cognac;
- add 100 ml of champagne.
The cocktail is served with a slice of orange.
You can make a more complex drink with slices of fruit (cobbler). It will require:
- fresh frozen fruits and berries to taste (peach, strawberry, pineapple, etc.);
- 1 tbsp cherry liqueur;
- 1 tablespoon of brandy;
- 1 tbsp lemon juice;
- 1 tbsp of crushed ice;
- 60 ml of sparkling wine.
In a glass put ice and some fruit. Douse them with cognac and liquor, add the lemon juice. Pour the champagne and serve.
A strong mix of whiskey can be used as an aperitif. These drinks are served in low and wide glasses. A mix for the Napoleon need the following ingredients:
- 20 ml of whiskey;
- 20 ml gin;
- 20 ml of cognac;
- 15 ml of liquor Benedictine;
- 2-3 cubes of ice.
Alcohol to pour in a shaker and shake intensely it several times. Pour the mixture on the ice in the glass.
Cocktail “peace Pipe” used drinks, symbolizing different countries:
- liqueur to taste.
All components take in equal proportions (20 ml per 1 serving of the mix). Mixing is carried out in a shaker, and then the drink is poured over 2-3 cubes of ice in a glass.
This drink can be prepared in different versions, including the composition of different brands of martinis and fruit juices. For 1 portion take:
- 25 ml brandy, and any brand;
- 30 ml Martini;
- 25 ml of juice (peach, orange, lemon etc.);
- the crushed ice.
In a shaker put ice chips, filling capacity to approximately ½ volume. Pour in the alcohol and juice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds and pour through a strainer to strain ice do not hit the glass. Drink get chilled, but it will keep a fortress.
Drink for men is called “the Devil”. This is a spice blend that you want to eat a slice of lemon, sprinkled with coffee powder. Cook it for a small friendly company and are divided into 4-6 portions. 1 liter of light beer will need:
- 150 ml brandy;
- a bit of salt;
- 1-2 tsp of black pepper;
- lemon slices and coffee.
In a large bowl mix beer and cognac. Into the glass individually to put a pinch of salt and pepper, pour the alcohol mix in the amount of 200-250 ml for 1 serving. Garnish with slices of lemon.
The combination of brandy and coke is a recipe brought to US by the group “the Beatles”. The taste and aroma strong alcohol interrupted the Cola, but it is the simple classic refreshing mix. He is not losing popularity at the youth parties.
In a shaker, put 2-3 cubes of ice, pour 50 ml of cognac any brand and add the same amount of Cola. The drink can be made less strong, increasing the amount of sparkling water 2-3 times.
Cocktail brandy with milk can be prepared in different ways. Delicious low-alcohol drink for women can be prepared from 250 g of ice-cream, 130 ml milk, 1 banana and 25 ml of cognac. To prepare you need a blender.
Milk and softened ice cream to whip, add the pieces of banana, alcohol and mix well everything again until smooth. Pour into highball glass and serve with a straw and a piece of fruit.
Coffee with cognac you can drink not only hot. The combination of these tastes is considered to be a good and cool option.
Classic hot cocktail is prepared from:
- 2 tsp of ground coffee;
- 1 Cup water;
- 30 ml of alcohol.
Brew a Cup of coffee in any way, add spirits and sugar to taste. In this cocktail you can add orange zest or cinnamon.
For a cold coffee drink prepared in advance, podslushivaet and cooled. In a glass put ice, pour him a brandy (50 ml) and poured coffee. If you wish to drink, you can add a little vanilla.
Diet coke and sprite
Lemon sprite goes well with cognac and Apple juice, creating a pleasant taste and not too strong mixture. Soft drink demand at youth parties. Components take in the following proportions:
- 60 ml of sprite;
- 60 ml of coke;
- 60 ml Apple juice;
- 60 ml of alcohol;
In a glass put ice, pour in the cognac, and then Apple juice. Add the sprite. Serve with a straw and decoration of the Apple slices.
With lime and Cola
Cocktail cognac with Cola can be supplemented with lime or lemon juice. This will give new shades a good choice. In a glass, put 2-3 ice cubes, pour 50 ml of alcohol and 20 ml of lime juice. Pour 30-50 ml of effervescent drink and serve with straw and garnish glass with a slice of fruit.
Mixing spirits can be any fruit juice has its own aroma and acidity. Suitable citrus fruits, juices of grapes and apples, pomegranate or cherries. Depending on the kind of juice will become clear or bright drink from only 2 ingredients. For example, a cocktail of cognac and cherry juice is prepared as follows:
- 1 part alcohol take 3-4 pieces of fruit juice;
- the ingredients are mixed directly in the glass and decorated with the appropriate fruit.
A portion of such a cocktail you can drink in 1-2 hours, so it is served with a straw.
Unusual cocktail recipe includes quail eggs. To make a drink rich in trace elements, to mix cognac (20 ml) and 2 eggs in a bowl, whisking them lightly with 1 tsp sugar. Pour 120 ml of Cola and stir. Strain into highball glass. Garnish with fruit or a slice of cheese.
Initially, this drink was reserved for women — the wife of the English king Edward VII. But the mix turned out too tart and strong, more suited to men, so it gradually renamed by changing the female version of the name for the male. Necessary ingredients:
- 45 ml brandy;
- 20 ml liqueur white Creme de cacao;
- 45 ml heavy cream.
In a shaker, put 2-3 tbsp of crushed ice, pour in all the ingredients. Capacity shake 10 seconds, and then strain contents into the glass.
A classic recipe of the cocktail “Black Russian” is made of vodka and coffee liqueur. But later on its basis there are other variations. Now drink with the same name sold in aluminum cans. It is composed of synthetic flavors and colors, giving hints of coffee and bitter almonds. But the same option is easy to prepare at home using natural ingredients:
- 50 ml cognac;
- 25 ml Kahlua;
- 25 ml Amaretto;
- 100 g of ice.
Cook in a low and wide glass (the rocks). Capacity fill with ice, pour in alcohol and gently stir the cocktail with a spoon.