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01 August, 2016


Rebecca Asseline

There has been a general interest in classic cocktails over the past few years, a revival of simplicity, perfectly executed, as opposed to overly complex creations. When travelling, I come across cognac cocktails such as the Sidecar, Sazerac and Classic Champagne Cocktails on most bars’ menus. At Courvoisier we focus on the Classic Champagne Cocktail.

I believe cognac has become more fashionable in cocktail bars over the past couple of years, with classic cocktails being revisited and a demand from the foodie world to experience cognac in new ways, including paired with food.

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