The Gautier Cognac Sour
Regular readers at BevX know that we are subscribers to the theory that less is often more. This cocktail illustrates this point perfectly. Just three ingredients are required while the flavors are certainly more than a sum of its parts.
The Gautier Cognac Sour relies on the beautiful balance of fruit and spice found in the Gautier VS. The Gautier Cognac Sour is the ideal aperitif and it is not too shabby after dinner either. This cocktail is equally good on ice especially on a hot summer's day.
2 1/4 oz. Gautier VS Cognac
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fine sugar
This satisfying and refreshing drink is perfect in any season and works well at happy hour, as well as being a super aperitif.
Add the trio of ingredients to a cocktail shaker along with a generous scoop of ice. Shake vigorously to obtain the perfect mix and healthy foam. Keep the garnish simple. An orange peel is preferred but if you require a larger garnish try an orange slice with a cherry.
Feel free to adjust the sweetness level and you can surely use a homemade simple syrup in place of the fine sugar.