Le commerce
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Le commerce
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.89 / 5
Discovered in a restaurant named "Le Commerce", the drink had the same name. Discovered in a restaurant named "Le Commerce", the drink had the same name.
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Base ingredient
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Cognac
Garnish
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Olive
Alcohol content
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22% | 2.64 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Le commerce

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the cognac, vermouth and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake well
Pour into a coupe glass
Top up with champagne and give it a stir
Garnish with a black olive and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of orange liqueur for Cointreau in Le commerce?

Yes, you can substitute Cointreau with other orange liqueurs like Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. The taste may vary slightly, with Grand Marnier offering a deeper flavor due to its cognac base, and Triple Sec being a bit lighter and sweeter.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Le commerce to emphasize its flavors?

Le commerce is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold and maintain its refined flavors. A cold glass ensures the champagne or prosecco's bubbles are preserved, enhancing the overall experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should Le commerce be shaken or stirred, and why?

Le commerce should be shaken, as already indicated in its details. Shaking the cocktail with ice before straining it into a glass helps to chill the drink effectively while slightly diluting it, which is essential for mixing and balancing the flavors of the ingredients.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Le commerce compare to other similar cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22%, Le commerce is moderate in strength compared to similar cocktails. Cocktails like the Classic Margarita or Martini might have a higher alcohol content due to their larger proportions of spirits. In contrast, Le commerce includes champagne or prosecco, which lowers its overall alcohol by volume (ABV).

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What type of food pairs well with Le commerce?

Le commerce, with its blend of cognac, Cointreau, champagne, and white vermouth, pairs well with light appetizers such as shrimp cocktails, cheese plates, or smoked salmon. The effervescence of the champagne or prosecco can cleanse the palate, making it an excellent choice for starting an evening.

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