With fall just around the corner, check out D’USSE cognac’s newest offering — a specialty 200mL flask featuring its celebrated VSOP cognac – scheduled to launch in September. With up to 4 pours per bottle, the smaller iteration is convenient for travel, and perfect for a variety of traditional cocktails such as the Sidecar and Sazerac. From warm notes of cinnamon to the smooth flavors of honey, dried fruits, and almond, D’USSE cognac is a fall-forward spirit that will guide you through the cooler weather.
D’USSE VSOP Cognac “Flask” 200ml
About: Launching in September 2017, the D’USSÉ VSOP “Flask” 200mL sized bottle features the perfectly balanced blend of cognac that is aged for a minimum of 4 ½ years in French oak barrels in the Chateau’s unique dry and humid cellars. Spirits aficionado or not, sample size bottles are the perfect way to expand your palate. Whether you’re eager to taste a top-shelf liquor for the first time, or looking for a creative gift idea, mini-sized bottles allow you to sample and impress without breaking the bank.
SRP: $15 at luxury liquor retailers nationwide
1½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP – 1 part triple sec
¾ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ part sugar
SERVE: Shake and strain all ingredients into a sugar-rimmed coupe glass.
GARNISH: Lemon peel
TIP: To create a unique take on the Sidecar, substitute the triple sec with ¾ part of Giffard Framboise to create the D’USSÉ Framboise Sidecar.
1½ parts D’USSÉ VSOP
½ part BENEDICTINE® Liqueur
½ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ part grenadine
Top with MARTINI® Prosecco
SERVE: Gently shake first four ingredients and pour into a champagne flute.
Top with MARTINI® Prosecco.
GARNISH: Lemon spiral
TIP: To make grenadine, use equal parts sugar and pomegranate juice
2 parts D’USSÉ VSOP
Cognac 1 sugar cube
1 dash Angostura® Bitters
1 dash orange bitters
SERVE: Soak the sugar cube in bitters, then muddle and stir with ice and D’USSÉ™ VSOP Cognac. Serve in a rocks glass with ice.
GARNISH: Orange wedge
1 ½ oz D’USSÉ VSOP
¼ oz absinthe
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
SERVE: Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with the absinthe, add crushed ice and set it aside. Stir the remaining ingredients over ice and set it aside. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass, and strain the drink into the glass.
GARNISH: lemon peel.