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Do you sip cognac?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Also asked, can you drink cognac straight?
If It's Old, Drink It Straight: “As soon as there is any depth or complexity with a cognac,” Desoblin says, “it should not be used in cocktails.” Save those pricey XO and hors d'age spirits for sipping. Aged brandies have very delicate and subtle notes, and he suggests having them without mixers, food or even cigars.
Similarly, what is the best thing to mix with cognac? Cognac is a very versatile drink. It may be drunk neat, over ice or diluted with a little water. It can be mixed with quality mixers, such as soda or traditional lemonade to make a long drink, or used to make a cocktail. For a range of Martell cocktails to try, see our cocktails section.
Beside this, do you add ice to Cognac?
Cognac on ice is served in a large tumbler glass, with room for two ice cubes. The cognac snifter glass is suggested for a traditional tasting moment, after dinner as a digestive, where it is served neat and you hold the glass to warm the cognac by hand. During dinner, drinking cognac neat is recommended.
What does Cognac taste like?
They possess a unique flavor that only comes out after about 40 years of aging which is known as 'rancio'. The tastes can include notes of jasmine, iris, passion fruit, cigar box, vanilla, and earthy black truffle.