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VSOP Exlusif

VSOP Exclusif

First mentioned in 1862,when it appeared in the worlds first cocktail guide “Cocktails and How to Mix Them or The Bon Vivant’s Companion” by Jerry The Professor Thomas, who is considered the father of modern mixology. This benchmark guide included a detailed recipe backed up by a rich illustration, one of only three in a book of over 200 recipes.

Ingredients:

• 2 parts Courvoisier VSOP Exclusif cognac

• 1/2 part orange liqueur

• 1/2 part cherry liqueur

• 1/2 part lemon juice

• 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

• 1/5 part sugar syrup

Glass:

Snifter or fluted glass

Method:

Rim a snifter or fluted glass with crushed dark sugar (crusta). Add all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a short time. Strain into the sugar crusted glass.

Garnish:

A cut lemon skin encircling the inside of the glass