Cognac Apple Cider
My husband enjoys cognac, a variety of brandy from the Cognac region of France. His signature drink is cognac with a squeeze of fresh orange and topped with ginger ale. I’m making a variation on that drink by replacing the ginger ale with fresh apple cider.
It is only in the recent years that I developed my love of bourbon and Cognac. I do prefer these over whiskey and this shocks me because of my Scottish heritage, sorry grandad, whiskey has more of a bite and a burn. Wait, I take that back. I do enjoy The Balvenie which is a good aged Scottish whiskey of which I bought an aged 21 year bottle for my husbands birthday that is delicious.
Definitely my most expensive prop to date, the decanter of Louis VIII Cognac that are in these pictures is a prized possession in our house. There is not much left of the original cognac, so we are savoring every drop.
This easy spiked apple cider makes you want to grab a blanket and sit by a blazing fire. It doesn’t have to be made with cognac, it can be made with brandy or whiskey.
- 4 ounces cognac, brandy or whiskey
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 whole orange, cut into wedges
- 4 apple wedges for garnish
- 4 cinnamon stick for garnish
- To a pitcher add ice.
- Pour in the cognac and apple cider, stir.
- Pour into 4 glasses.
- Squeeze 1 wedge of orange into each glass and garnish with apple wedge and cinnamon stick.
Amount Per Serving Calories 238Sodium 7mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 7gSugar 33gProtein 1g
Definitely my most expensive prop to date, this decanter of Louis VIII cognac is a prized possession in our house. This quick and easy drink, which is the perfect to get cozy by the fire with, doesn’t have to be made with cognac, it can be made with brandy or whiskey.