What cocktails can I make with cognac, rey whisky, vermouth, and bitter?

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I have found a cocktail that combines Cognac, rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. It has a high rating and is served cold, without shaking, in a lowball glass.
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You asked: Best cocktails with cognac, rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Perfect Manhattan

Slight variation on the typical Manhattan recipe. Rather than just sweet vermouth, there is an equal amount of dry vermouth.

Angostura Bitters (3-4 dash), Red vermouth (7.5ml), Rye Whiskey (45ml), White vermouth (7.5ml)

4 ingredients
4.8 / 5


The Sazerac is a classic cocktail with a deep rooted history tied to New Orleans, often claimed to be America's...

Absinthe (10ml), Sugar (1 cube), Cognac (50ml), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (2 dashes)

4 ingredients
4.78 / 5

New Yorker

The New Yorker is a classic cocktail that exudes the sophistication of its namesake city. Combining the robust flavors of...

Whiskey (20ml), Grenadine (Dash), DOM Benedictine (10ml)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Vieux Carré

Created by Walter Bergeron in 1938 and pronounced 'Voo-Ka-Ray', this drink is named after the New Orleans French Quarter and...

Cognac (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Red vermouth (30ml), DOM Benedictine (7.5ml), Bourbon (30ml), Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters (Dash)

6 ingredients
4.65 / 5

Whist Cocktail

Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. Here is quote from the book about this...

White rum (30ml), Red vermouth (30ml), Calvados (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5


This coktail was devised in honour of Jerry Thomas, the classic American bartender. ~ Robert Hess

Absinthe (7.5ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Rye Whiskey (60ml), Dubonnet (30ml), Vanilla liqueur (15ml)

5 ingredients
3.82 / 5

Rye & Ginger

The Rye & Ginger is a refreshing and straightforward cocktail that combines the spicy, fruity notes of rye whiskey with...

Ginger Ale (Top Up), Rye Whiskey (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.72 / 5

Fancy Whisky

A very old cocktail, from the time when cocktails were originally invented. The "Fancy…" was a type of type of...

Sugar Syrup (Dash), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Bourbon (60ml)

3 ingredients
3.63 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is a common cocktail made with cognac and rye whiskey?

One popular cocktail made with both cognac and rye whiskey is the Vieux Carré. It also typically includes bitters, vermouth, and a few other ingredients.

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How do bitters enhance a cocktail?

Bitters add complexity and depth to cocktails, balancing out the sweetness and enhancing the overall flavor profile. Just a few dashes can significantly alter the taste of a drink.

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What type of vermouth is best for cocktails?

The type of vermouth used in cocktails depends on the drink. Sweet vermouth and dry vermouth are the most common, each providing a different flavor profile. Some cocktails even use a mix of both.

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Can cognac be replaced with another liquor in cocktails?

While cognac has a distinct flavor, it can sometimes be replaced with other brandies or even bourbon in cocktails, though the taste will change accordingly. It’s best to experiment to find the flavor you prefer.

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What glassware is best for serving cocktails with cognac and whiskey?

Cocktails that include cognac and whiskey are often served in lowball or rocks glasses. These glasses allow for easy sipping and can accommodate additional ingredients like ice.

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