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We’ve given this luxurious century-old classic Cognac cocktail a slight cosmetic makeover. Typically, the glass for this cocktail is rimmed with sugar. We are using a blend of fleur de sel, sumac and sugar to enhance the balance of sweet and sour inherent in the drink.


  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoons sumac
  • 2 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
  • ¾ oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Orange twist for garnish/ optional sugar rim


Time: 5 Minutes
Yield: 1
  • Mix the sugar, sumac and fleur de sel together in a small dish. Rub a slice of orange around the rim of a coupe glass. Rim the glass with the salt blend. Put the cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well-chilled. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
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