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Cognac Cocktails That Are Easy to Make in Nigeria!

Cognac is a grape-based brandy, (which means spirit distilled from wine) from within the region of Cognac, France. Each bottle has letters that denote how long a particular Cognac was aged before being bottled. VS stands for “very special,” a designation that requires a minimum of two years oak-aging before being bottled; VSOP stands for “very special old pale,” and requires four years oak-aging; and XO — “extra old” — must be aged for a minimum of six years. Most Cognacs from all of the categories are aged way passed their minimums, allowing them to take on complex flavors and aromas. Known as a premium spirit, Cognac is surrounded by an air of exclusion. But with the wide range of approachable bottles on shelves these days, there’s no reason not to include it into your cocktail repertoire.

A lot of Nigerians don’t bother with Cocktail recipes because they believe that they are too hard to mix or the ingredients are too scarce, so we decided to put together a list of easy to make cocktail recipes with ingredients that are not too difficult to find. The recipes here are super easy and you don’t have to stress yourself Here are simple and easy to make cognac recipes!

1. Sidecar

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Process:

  • Shake all ingredients with ice until chilled.
  • Strain, and serve straight up.

2. Spiked coffee

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces coffee
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1-2 ounces Cognac

Process:

  • Pour the Kahlua and Cognac into the coffee
  • Stir

3. Cognac Manhattan

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • ¾ ounce red vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters

Process:

  • Stir all ingredients together with ice until chilled
  • Strain into a glass
  • Serve straight up.

4. Spiked cider

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • Orange peel

Process:

  • Combine the cider and Cognac over ice.
  • Twist the orange peel to release the oils over the top of the drinks, then sink it in.

5. Cognac Cuba Libre

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces cola
  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • Lemon wedge

Process:

  • Pour the cola over ice
  • Add Cognac
  • Squeeze in lemon wedge
  • Stir

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