Cognac Pick Me Up
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Cognac Pick Me Up
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.94 / 5
The Cognac Pick Me Up is a luxurious and refreshing cocktail that combines two French classics - cognac and champagne. The smooth and rich cognac, with its hints of dried ... more The Cognac Pick Me Up is a luxurious and refreshing cocktail that combines two French classics - cognac and champagne. The smooth and rich cognac, with its hints of dried fruits and oak, is the star of this cocktail. Its deep amber hue and bold flavor add depth and complexity to the drink. When topped up with the lighter and bubbly champagne, the cocktail becomes a perfect balance of flavors - slightly sweet and fruity with a touch of spice. This elegant drink is perfect for special occasions or as a pick-me-up after a long day. With its simple yet sophisticated combination of ingredients, the Cognac Pick Me Up is a timeless cocktail that is sure to impress any cognac or champagne lover.
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Cognac
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14.4% | 5.04 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Cognac Pick Me Up elegantly marries the deep, nuanced flavors of cognac with the light effervescence of champagne, creating a luxurious sip that's both refreshing and sophisticated. This cocktail's layered complexity makes it an ideal choice for celebratory occasions or as a refined after-dinner delight.

Method
How to make a Cognac Pick Me Up

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cognac and 3-4 crushed ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour along with the ice into a tumbler
Top up with champagne and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Champagne with another sparkling wine in a Cognac Pick Me Up?

Yes, you can substitute Champagne with another sparkling wine like prosecco or cava in a Cognac Pick Me Up. The primary requirement is that the sparkling wine should have a good balance of sweetness and acidity to complement the cognac.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Cognac Pick Me Up?

The Cognac Pick Me Up should ideally be served in a lowball glass, chilled but not diluted. After shaking the cognac, gently top it up with Champagne or prosecco to keep the bubbles intact and serve it immediately to enjoy its effervescence.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should I shake or stir the Cognac in a Cognac Pick Me Up?

For a Cognac Pick Me Up, it’s recommended to shake the cognac with ice before combining it with Champagne or prosecco. Shaking helps to chill and slightly dilute the cognac, creating a smoother texture that blends well with the sparkling wine.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Cognac Pick Me Up compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 14.4%, the Cognac Pick Me Up falls into the medium-high category of cocktail strengths. It is stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa but gentler than a straight spirit or heavily spirit-forward cocktails.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving a Cognac Pick Me Up?

The Cognac Pick Me Up, with its luxurious combination of cognac and Champagne, is well-suited for celebratory occasions, such as anniversaries, toasts at weddings, or sophisticated evening gatherings. Its name suggests it can also be a choice for brunches or as an evening pick-me-up.

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