Ginger Cognac

January 19, 2011 (Day 354) — Ginger Cognac

I’ve only got a little bit of my cognac left, so I figured this evening I’d finish off the bottle and make another cognac-based cocktail. Originally, I had planned to sync this evening’s drink with Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. However, a long day at work and only a short time at home before rehearsal has forced me into something simple, but tasty.

So, while there’s no REAL tie-in to Mr. Poe, yeah. Here’s your drink for the evening.

Ginger Cognac

2 oz cognac

.5 oz lime juice

.25 oz simple syrup

Ginger ale to top

3 torn basil leaves

Muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup at the bottom of a rocks glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice, then top with your other ingredients. Serve, and garnish with a basil leaf if you so desire.

This is a very classy drink. The sweetness of the basil goes great with the brightness of the lime juice. The cognac, of course, works to lend the entire drink it’s unique flavor. I’m pretty damn fond of ginger ale in my cocktails anyway, but all of these combining together create one heck of a great evening cocktail.


— Mark

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