Happy National Cognac Day: D’USSE Yes to Cognac Cocktails This Summer

Yes, cognac and warm weather do go together. Here's proof!

When it comes to a warm-weather cocktail, cognac as a base doesn’t always spring to mind. But this National Cognac Day, you’re going to change that with the help of D’USSE Cognac. Whether you’re entertaining, imbibing at home alone, or need a palate refresher, these cognac cocktails will prove to be winners on this special day and beyond.

D’USSE FLEUR DE VIE

Ingredients:

1 750ml bottle of D’USSE Cognac

20 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

12 oz simple syrup

20 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 bottle of Martini & Rossi Prosecco

Vessel: Large punch bowl

Glassware: Stemless wine

Garnish: Lemon wheels and edible flowers

Method: Add all ingredients into a punch bowl. Add Ice. Stir until well mixed. Add lemon slices and edible flowers.

THE COCO

Ingredients:

2 oz D’USSE Cognac

2 oz coconut water

½ oz lime juice

½ oz agave nectar

Lime wedge

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Lime wheel

Method: Add D’USSE, coconut, lime, and agave into a shaker with ice. Squeeze lime wedge into shaker. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

D’USSE FRENCH MOJITO

Ingredients:

2 oz D’USSE Cognac

1oz Monin Ginger Syrup

1 oz fresh lime juice

10 mint leaves

Club soda

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Lime wedge and mint sprig

Method: Add D’USSE, ginger syrup, and lime juice into shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig top.

THE NEW FASHIONED

Ingredients:

2 oz D’USSE Cognac

.75 oz simple syrup

4 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Glassware: Old Fashioned

Garnish: Orange peel

Garnish: Brandied cherry

Method: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a large format ice cube. Twist orange peel over the cocktail to release the oils. Garnish with the orange peel and a brandied cherry.

SIDECAR

Ingredients:

2 oz D’USSE Cognac

1 oz Grand Marnier

1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

Glassware: Coup

Garnish: Lemon peel

Garnish: Sugar rim

Method: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Rim a chilled coup glass with sugar. Shake and strain. Garnish with a lemon peel.

D’USSE & LEMONADE

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz D’USSE Cognac

4 oz lemonade

Glassware: Highball

Garnish: Lemon wheel

Method: Add D’USSE and lemonade into an ice filled highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

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