Cognac is a superbly stately spirit that traces its origins to the 17th century when distillers in the Charente in France were tasked to help the wines from their region withstand the rigors of being shipped to other European ports across choppy waters. In time, this ‘burned wine’ (as brandy was initially called) was found to be so superior that its production became strictly regulated, and only spirits from this particular region could be called cognac.
Today fine cognacs such as Bisquit & Dubouché provide the base for a marvelous assortment of cocktails around the globe. From the classicly zesty Sidecar to the always iconic Tangerine Napoleon, there is a cognac cocktail out there to delight even the most discerning cocktail connoisseur (and the most laid-back newbie!).
10 New Orleans-Inspired Cocktails to Make this Mardi Gras
When spring breezes start to play in the leaves of the live oaks and magnolias that line the lively streets of New Orleans, it’s time to whip up Mardi Gras cocktails and let the festivities begin! If you can’t make it to southern Louisiana to join the celebrations in person, take your pick from our […]
19 Extra Special Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Sip & Serve this Year
Love is in the air, honey, and that means it’s almost time to set the scene for romance with some gorgeous Valentine’s Day cocktails. We’ve rounded up 18 amazing drinks that give major heart-eyes energy. Treat yourself and your favorite human to one (or two) of these lovely cocktails this V-Day! 1. Pink Lady cocktail […]
10 Simple Cognac Cocktails to Impress Your Friends
Cognac has long been the drink of French nobility. Even saying the word aloud, conjures up images of aristocrats in powdered wigs, looking down their noses at you while sipping a vintage you can’t afford. Luckily for us, those days are gone, and while Cognac still carries a regal air, it’s available for everyone to […]
24 Easy Winter Cocktails to Warm Your Home
Baby, it’s cold outside! We’ve something for everyone! From pre-dinner warmers to dessert replacements, the ‘super simple to make’ and a few with a little more effort to impress. We have plenty of easy winter cocktail recipes to choose from, just take your pick. 1. French 75 Cocktail The dapper French 75 cocktail is named […]
11 Best Winter Cocktail Recipes for Chilly Evenings
If you love snuggling up in front of a crackly fire when the weather turns chilly, join us in celebrating winter with our tasty selection of the best winter cocktails. ‘Tis the season for nostalgic wintery flavors and drinks with all the spice to warm us up from the inside out. Our winter drinks are […]
13 Delicious Mule Cocktails to Make at Home
The Moscow Mule has been around since the 1940s and it’s a classic combination that’s opened up the door to loads of exciting variations and twists. We’ve searched far and wide and have done all the donkey work to find the best mule cocktails you can easily make at home. If you didn’t know any […]
Snuggle Up with These 10 Irresistible Fall Cocktails
If you love fall most of all, celebrate your favorite season with our tempting selection of some of the best fall cocktails. We’ve got all the recipes you need to take full advantage of this season’s iconic flavors for a nostalgic taste of fall. Hot Buttered Rum This is a classic and one of the […]
Culture Trip: 6 of the World’s Best Cocktail Bars
Every cocktail has a story, one that usually involves a brilliant inventor and an equally brilliant place. We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of some of the best cocktail bars in the world and introducing you to some legends who created some of the most iconic cocktails. When it comes to what cocktails to […]
The Vintage Cocktail Comeback: Why Grandpa Drinks are Trending
Do you remember those mysterious bottles gathering dust at your grandparents’ house? They’re finally getting their revenge. Brought up to date by bartenders, these vintage drinks from yesteryear are trending today—a phenomenon that proves that fashion is an eternal renewal, even in cocktail making. Eau-de-vie, vermouth, liqueur, cognac or even absinthe… All these old school drinks have […]
1960s Cocktails that are Still Legit Today
They might be vintage, but these popular cocktails from the 60s are far out! You should recognize most of them because they’re still as popular today as they were in the 60s. From the Manhattan to the iconic Dirty Martini, we’ve got a little bit of everything for your happy hour at home. Serve any […]
What is ABV Anyway?
Yeah. We know. ABV. Yawn. Sounds sciency and boring. Like, who cares, right? Turns out we do, and after reading this, you probably will too. Why? Because we all like making informed decisions—and the smallest details matter. Things like whether the chicken you’re having for dinner is organic. If there is any lactose in your […]