12 Christmas Cocktails By Rémy Martin
Posted: 01 December 2016
Rémy Martin was founded in 1724 by its namesake, a French winemaker, in Charante. In this small piece of French terroir, the signature blend of Grande and Petite Champagne crus was born, together forming Cognac Fine Champagne. The secret to Rémy Martin's aroma and flavour lies in the soil in which the vines are cultivated. The region boasts pale, chalky soil and provides the ideal conditions for the ripening of the grapes. This nearly three-century-old brand delivers the finest spirits; seven cognacs are sold around the world, all exhibiting unique and carefully crafted flavours. Just in time for Christmas, Rémy Martin has given us 12 refreshing cocktail recipes that epitomise everything good about summertime and the festive season. Whether you have five minutes to whip up something fresh and original, or you want to create a drink that will really cause a stir at your Christmas party, this list has all the right formulas.
Minimal Effort* Make the cocktails up to a volume of 300ml. 1) Rémy Mojito
30ml Rémy Martin VSOP Freshly squeezed lime juice Mint leaves Soda Method: Pour 30ml RM VSOP over ice, squeeze in the juice of 1 lime, top with mint leaves and soda
3) The Rémy Summit
30ml Rémy Martin VSOP cognac Ginger Cucumber Zest of lime Lemonade Method: Place the lime zest and a slice of ginger in the glass. Pour in 30 ml RM VSOP and lightly muddle the ginger and lime using a pestle. Fill glass with ice and stir. Top up with lemonade and garnish with a slice of cucumber
5) The Rémy Sidecar Knockout
35ml Rémy Martin VSOP 30ml Cointreau Splashes of pineapple and cranberry juice Method: Shake 35ml Rémy Martin VSOP with 15ml lemon juice and 30ml Cointreau with ice. Strain into a tall glass with ice, and top up with equal parts pineapple and cranberry juice.
6) Rémy Aphrodisiac
30ml Rémy Martin VSOP 4-5 Fresh strawberries 15ml Simple Syrup 50ml Apple juice 15ml pomegranate juice Method: Muddle the strawberries in a shaker and add the VSOP, pomegranate juice, simple syrup and apple juice. Fill shaker with ice, shake well and strain into an ice –filled high-ball glass.
Requires a bit of effort7) The Rémy Baptiste 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP 20ml lemon juice 20ml maple syrup Orange bitters French cider Orange zest Method: Mix 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP with 20ml lemon juice, 20ml maple syrup and a dash of orange bitters over cubed ice. Top with French cider and drop in a twist of orange zest.
9) The Rémy Old-fashioned 50ml Rémy Martin XO 1 lump of brown sugar 3 dashes of bitters Method: In your most luxurious tumbler, stir 50ml Rémy Martin XO, 1 lump of brown sugar and 3 dashes of bitters over ice until silky smooth, continuing to add more ice as you stir.
10) The Rémy Royal Sidecar 35ml 1738 Accord Royal 15ml fresh lemon juice 30ml cointreau Method: Shake 35ml Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal with 15ml lemon juice, 30ml Cointreau and ice, then strain into your best coupe glass.
Method: Muddle a sugar cube with 3 dashes of Peychaud's and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Add in a few ice cubes and stir in 60ml Rémy Martin 1738 before straining into a chilled, absinthe-rinsed glass.
12) The Rémy Fleurissimo 15ml Rémy Martin VSOP 1 white sugar cube 5 dashes homemade bitters 5ml Crème de Violette liqueur Champagne Method: Find a coupe glass worthy of Marie Antoinette, and then pour 15ml Rémy Martin VSOP over a bitter-soaked sugar cube, and then top with champagne. Float a rose petal on the surface to channel the flower-loving queen even more.
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