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Cognac and Coke is a world class drink that can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone.
What Is A Cognac And Coke?
That really depends on what kind of cognac you decide to use. Some of the more popular brands are Courvoisier, Hennessey, and Remy Martin. The average person may not be able to tell a huge difference between these or any other cognac. However, to a connoisseur where the cognac came from makes a huge difference.
But for today we will just focus on cognac, in general. Cognac is considered a brandy which basically means it is made with fermented fruit as opposed to some form of grain, corn, or some other base. Generally speaking, cognac will have a warm flavor profile with hints of spices, fruit, berries, and any other small touches the original distiller wanted to add in.
Because it is such a warm and flavorful drink, it blends extremely well with Coke. There are some that may claim adding any mixer to a good cognac is blasphemy and ruins it. However, we beg to differ. Cognac and Coke is refreshing and delicious!
While we’re on the subject, cognac blends well with other mixers too. A couple of our favorites are the Cognac Highball (w/ Ginger Ale) and the KC Tea (w/ Sprite).
Is Diet Okay?
Once you get over the purist hurdle of adding Coke into cognac, you have a whole new hurdle of people that claim you should only use “real” Coke and not Diet. We are here to let you know, use whichever version of Coke you like. We actually prefer Coke Zero as our mixer for most drinks.
At the end of the day, you use whatever you want to make your drink.
Coke or Diet Coke
Lime wedge or maraschino cherries for garnish
Get all your ingredients together and start making your drink.
Take out your highball glass and fill it with ice
Pour your cognac (2 oz) over the ice
Top off the cognac with Coke (around 4 oz)
Stir with a bar spoon, garnish with a lime wedge, sip, and enjoy!
Cognac And Coke
- Rocks glass
- bar spoon
- 2 oz cognac
- 6 oz Coke alt. Diet Coke, Coke Zero
- 1 wedge lime
- Fill rocks glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of cognac
- Add 4 oz of Coke
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with a lime wedge
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