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August 25th is #NationalWhiskeySourDay but we couldn't help ourselves- we found 4 awesome Cognac Sour recipes to spice up your cocktail repertoire and #DrinkLikeAKing. Need to pick up some Noir King? Find a location near you.

    1. Vikalinka's Cognac Sour

    Ingredients

    For the Demerara sugar syrup

    1 cup- Demerara/Turbinado sugar
    1 cup- water

    For Cognac Sour

    2 shots- Noir King Cognac VSOP
    1 shot- freshly squeezed lemon juice
    ½ shot- Demerara/Turbinado sugar syrup
    lemon wedges
    rosemary sprig

      Directions

      1. Make sugar syrup by combining Demerara/Turbinado sugar and water in a saucepan and bringing to a boil stirring continuously until sugar dissolves. Cool and bottle.
      2. Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
      3. Add 5-6 ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a short glass.
      4. Add 1-2 ice cubes to the glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and a rosemary sprig.

      2. A Bar Above's Cranberry Sour

      2.0 oz Noir King Cognac VSOP
      .75 oz Lemon Juice
      .5 oz Orange Juice
      1.0 oz Cranberry syrup
      .75 oz Egg Whites
      2 Dashes Old Fashioned Bitters


      Cranberry Syrup

      1/2 cup Fresh cranberries
      1 cup sugar
      .50 oz Simple Syrup

       

         

         Credit: https://www.abarabove.com/recipe/cranberry-cognac-sour

        Credit: https://www.abarabove.com/recipe/cranberry-cognac-sour

        Directions

        1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
        2. Dry shake to build up emulsion
        3. Add ice
        4. Shake to chill and dilute
        5. Fine strain into a coupe glass
        6. Garnish with orange oil and a few drops of bitters made into a design.

        Cranberry Syrup

        1. Add all ingredients into a microwave proof bowl
        2. Microwave for 1 minute
        3. Fine strain and press cranberries through a fine strainer to extract more syrup
        4. Combine .50 oz cranberry syrup with .50 oz simple syrup
        5. Mix well to incorporate

        3. Serious Eats Brandy Sour

         Credit: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/03/drink-the-book-brandy-sour-cognac-lemon-cocktail

        Credit: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/03/drink-the-book-brandy-sour-cognac-lemon-cocktail

        Ingredients
        ice
        1 1/2 ounces Noir King Cognac VSOP
        2/3 ounces fresh lemon juice
        1 teaspoon simple syrup
        lemon round for garnish

        Directions
        1. Add cognac, lemon and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice.

        2. Shake well and strain into a sour glass.

        3. Add a single piece of ice and garnish with a lemon round. Serve.

        4. Kindred Cocktail's New York Sour

        Ingredients

        2 oz    Noir King Cognac VSOP
        3⁄4 oz    Orange juice
        3⁄4 oz    Lemon juice
        2 t    Sugar (superfine)
        1⁄2 oz    Red wine (dry, as float)

        Directions

        Shake cognac, juices, and sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Gently pour wine over the back of a spoon set on the surface of the liquid so that the wine floats at the top of the glass.

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