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8 Armagnac Cocktails Putting A Twist On France’s Oldest Eau De Vie

Nicolas Blanchard, bartender at L’Heure du Singe in Toulouse, France, prepares an Armagnac cocktail … [+] at Jean Cavé.

Chris O’Brien

Armagnac producers are betting that cocktails will help the world rediscover France’s oldest eau de vie. Here are some Armagnac cocktail suggestions ranging from classic to complex to inspire your inner bartender.

Pellehaut Mojito

Noémie Cassou-Lalanne of Pellehaut prepares an Armagnac Mojito.

Chris O’Brien

Ingredients:

2 cl Armagnac VS – The Ice Age Château de Pellehaut

2 cl Blanche d’Armagnac Château de Pellehaut

2 cl simple syrup

Lemon

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Fresh mint

Sparkling water

Crushed ice

Place the mint leaves and lemon wedges in a glass. Add the simple syrup. Crush the mixture into the glass with a special cocktail pestle. Add the crushed ice, then the Blanche Armagnac and Armagnac VS – Ice Age. Complete with sparkling water. Mix the cocktail so that the flavors blend. Serve the mojito with two straws to mix the cocktail as the tasting progresses.

Nicolas Blanchard, bartender at L’Heure du Singe in Toulouse, France

Granny’s Fog

Granny’s Tea, an Armagnac cocktail prepared by Nicholas Blanchard at Jean Cavé.

Chris O’Brien

2cl lemon juice

5cl Jean Cavé 40% Blanche Armagnac

Lapsang Souchong and Aloe sparkling Ice Tea (to your taste)

Fleurs Électriques (Electric Flowers)

Fleurs Électriques, an Armagnac cocktail prepared by Nicholas Blanchard at Jean Cavé.

Chris O’Brien

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