The Nectar of Angels

Cognac.  Luxury.  Elite.  Deliciousness.  Silkiness.   Angels.  Ferrand.  Word Association.  Try it.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Alexandre Gabriel, the founder of Cognac Ferrand.  The man is a wealth of knowledge, and a self-described cognac geek.  We (and when I say we, I mean Guillaume and Francois from Pierre Ferrand, as well as…wait for it…Gary Regan), sampled the Ferrand Selection des Anges, a cognac that glides on the palate, and exudes rich vanilla, nuts, and spices.  What a treat this was!

Hey, guess what?  These guys have other products, too?  Ever heard of Plantation Rum – or Citadelle Gin – or Mathilde Liqueurs?  We tried the delicious Mathilde XO Orange Liqueur.  If you think you’ve had the best Sidecar you’ve ever tasted in your life, you’ve no doubt tried it with Mathilde as the orange liqueur.  Try it – you WILL NOT be dissapointed (recipe below).

The things these Frenchmen have up their sleeves is amazing: secret recipes and ingredients, new products…Stay tuned, ’cause the French are back in town!

Ferrand Sidecar XO

1 oz. Cognac Pierre Ferrand Selection des Anges

1/2 oz. Mathilde XO Orange Liqueur

1/2 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice

Directions:  Shake briskly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish: Flamed orange twist


1 Comment

  1. My company represents Cognac Ferrand in MA and I was refreshing my memory on the correct proportions for this drink, and your site came right up. Your blog is great!

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