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Cognac and Sprite, The KC Tea, The Playmaker…whatever name you want to call it, this cocktail is unbelievably good. Not only is it delicious, but it is also really easy to make. Let’s learn how!
What is a Cognac and Sprite?
Cognac and Sprite is better known by it’s street name, KC Tea. This drink was popularized in the mid 2000s by rapper, Tech N9ne. The drink name is a shout out to his hometown, Kansas City, hence the KC. His preferred version is made with Hennessey because, of course it is.
But you, as a non-hip-hop star, can use any cognac you want. We personally are a little more early 2000s hip-hop and go with the more Busta Rhymes friendly, Courvosier.
Why use a Sprite Mixer?
The lemon lime flavor of Sprite goes well with almost anything. You can make your Margarita stand out a little more, make a Mockarita, as well as add some sweetness and bubbles to any cocktail you choose. It’s easy to add in and doesn’t cost too much either.
Other Soft Drink Mixers
If you want to try something a little different than Sprite, you’re in luck. There are a ton of other sodas that also work great as drink mixers. We like to use Coca-Cola (or Diet Coke), Ginger Ale, and Root Beer.
How to make this drink:
The KC Tea is super simple to make. You just need a few ingredients and you’re on your way.
Fill a highball glass all the way to the top with ice
Pour 2 oz of Courvosier, Hennessey, or any other cognac you like over the ice.
Top off the glass with Sprite or Sprite Zero. This is usually around 4 oz.
Add ½ oz of lemon juice or squeeze in a lemon wedge
Stir your drink with a bar spoon.
Rim your glass with a lemon wedge, kick back, relax, and get krunked!
The Playmaker usually has Hennessey. The recipe is the same except instead of 4 oz of Sprite you only do 2 oz and add in 2 oz of cranberry juice.
Cognac And Sprite: The KC Tea (w/ Playmaker Variation)
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz cognac
- 4 oz Sprite 2 oz for Playmaker
- 1 squeezed lemon wedge
- 1 lemon wedge garnish
- 2 oz (optional) cranberry juice 2 oz for Playmaker
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of cognac
- Top off with Sprite (approximately 4 oz)
- (Playmaker Variation) use 2 oz Sprite and 2 oz cranberry juice
- Add a squeezed lemon wedge
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with lemon wedge