Create a stir with this seasonal cocktail
With a history that dates back to Napoleonic times, it’s perhaps not surprising that today Courvoisier Cognac is the most exported wine product from France, above both Champagne and Grand Cru Burgundy. Just like both of those illustrious products however, Courvoisier relies heavily on the best at every step – from site to barrel. Master blender, Pierre Szersnovicz, says Courvoisier painstakingly selects grapes from over 1,000 growers to craft their portfolio, which includes the newly released age-declared cognacs Courvoisier 12 year old and Courvoisier 21 year old. Given that Cognac is traditionally marketed according to the amount of barrel aging they have received, Szersnovicz explains the selection in the cellar is as critical. “Wood is like a tea bag,” he says. “It’s very important, as important as the wine.” The result of this hunt for perfection is a superior product at every price point. Courvoisier’s entry level, Exclusif, has complex layers of baking spices and coffee, dense richness and is extremely versatile. It works equally well served neat at room temperature as it does in this beautiful seasonal cocktail that is sure to create a stir at your next holiday party.
Courvoisier Belle Rouge
2 oz Courvoisier Exclusif
In a highball or cocktail glass, add cubed ice. Pour in Courvoisier Exclusif. Top with half cranberry juice, half apple juice. Squeeze a citrus wedge on top and add a stir stick filled with fresh raspberries. Serve and enjoy.