World Cognac Day: 4 June

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The fourth of June is World Cognac Day and what better way to celebrate than with a cognac inspired cocktail.

Below is a classic recipe for a Courvoisier cocktail that is perfect as an accompaniment to beautiful meals or a platter of charcuterie and cheeses, or as a sundowner enjoyed on its own.

The Courvoisier Gala

The Courvoisier Gala is a refreshing cocktail fit for daytime occasions. Citrus, sweet with bubbles and fruit structure​​, the Courvoisier Gala reveals its vibrancy through carbonations. It is fresh, light and easy to drink.​

50ml Courvoisier® VS or VSOP
50ml Grapefruit Juice
Top off with Indian Tonic Water (we prefer Fitch & Leedes)


Build all ingredients over ice and garnish with lemon.

(Alternatively, replace Grapefruit Juice and the tonic with your favourite citrus-flavoured tonic.)

About Cognac

Cognac is produced in the Cognac region of France, just north of Bordeaux. This region is a controlled designation of origin, or AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée), with many rules regulating the quality of Cognac. This is a good thing as it means that every Cognac comes with a stamp of authenticity.