Cognac

The International

About The International

Meet your new favorite cocktail. Classy yet fun, the International is a personal recipe of our resident Lead Mixologist. This cognac and vodka based cocktail is absolutely packed with flavor and delivers a smooth finish. The triple sec and elderflower liqueur mask the “bite” of the primary spirits, creating a delectable and flavor packed finish to your sip. This is one our signature recipes at Empire Mixology and we hope you enjoy it just as much as we do.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Cognac

  • 1 oz. Triple Sec

  • 1 oz. Elderflower Liqueur

  • ½ oz. Vodka

  • Lime Wedge for Garnish

  • Lemon Wedge for Garnish

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating: 5.0 Stars

  • Served: Neat

  • Strength: Medium

  • Difficulty: Simple

  • Flavor: Sweet

Method:

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Unlike James Bond, stir this one until well chilled and strain into a martini glass.

Empire Tip: Garnish with a lemon twist or olives to your preference.

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The Stinger

About The Stinger

You may not be familiar this one, but back in its heyday the Stinger was a popular evening beverage. Famous drinkers include Cary Grant and your idol and mine; James Bond. The Stinger used to be known as an evening drink or even as a hangover cure (yuck!). The Stinger is a fairly powerful cocktail that is typically drank slowly to avoid it, well, stinging you.

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Cognac

  • 1/2 oz. White Crème de Menthe

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars

  • Served:      On the Rocks

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:  Simple

  • Flavor:       Spirit

Method:

Pour ingredients into mixing glass with ice and stir gently. Strain into martini glass or into rocks glass with ice if preferable.

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The Between The Sheets

About The Between The Sheets

The cousin of the Sidecar, the IBA Classic Between the Sheets is a product of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France. There’s also claims it was invented in French brothels or rival hotels. This is a spirit forward cocktail that exudes class and a taste for vintage drinks. Order this at your local bar to impress the mixologist and the friends in your company.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Silver Rum

  • 1 oz. Cognac

  • 1 oz. Triple Sec

  • .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars

  • Served:      Neat

  • Strength:  Strong

  • Difficulty:  Medium

  • Flavor:       Strong

Method:

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

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The Sazarac

About The Sazarac

The IBA Classic from the Big Easy makes a claim to be the oldest known American cocktail, with possible pre-Civil War origins. Although it can be a little tricky to make, this cocktail is typically a showcase drink for accomplished mixologists and is typically not in favor in the current bar scene. The Sazarac was named as the official cocktail of New Orleans in 2008.

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Ingredients:

  • .5 oz. Absinthe

  • 2 oz. Cognac

  • .5 oz. Simple Syrup

  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

  • 1 Lemon Twist for garnish

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars

  • Served:      Neat

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:  Complex

  • Flavor:       Spirit

Method:

Rinse a chilled Old Fashioned glass with Absinthe, then fill with crushed ice. In a mixing glass (separate from the Old Fashioned glass), add all other ingredients and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled. Discard ice and excess absinthe in the Old Fashioned glass, and strain ingredients into glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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