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Four Ways To Drink Cognac Like The French Do

In 2023, it’s all about quality over quantity when it comes to our cocktail consumption. In the era of capsule wardrobes and sustainability, we want to introduce you to a new concept of the ‘Capsule Bar Cart’. If you’re finding yourself wondering what a Capsule Bar Cart is, it involves creating a limited selection of spirits that are top-shelf essentials you need to have on your bar cart.

With spirits being in the top three most popular type of drinks amongst Australians at the moment, it is important that you have a variety of selections for your guests when you are hosting events. Monnet Cognac is new to Australian consumers, having only launched recently. Cognac has a full range that is perfect to add to your cart to ensure there is something for everyone this season.

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But what is the ideal way to drink Monnet Cognac, you ask? We’re sharing the best ways to consume cognac, just as the French do.

Straight: If you’re choosing to sip on Cognac straight, we recommend going for gold and busting out a bottle of the Monnet XO Flamboyant (RRP $189.99). This SKU is best enjoyed in a tulip glass or white wine glass to preserve its aromas. It should be a sensory experience if you are drinking it straight, so make sure to swirl and sniff as you sip.

On the rocks: Making for a great aperitif, Monnet Cognac can also be enjoyed on the rocks from time to time. While it might seem unusual to enjoy the fine spirit watered down with ice, it’s common amongst the French to add ice to their cognac before a meal. Try this with the Monnet VSOP ($82.99) the next time you have guests over for a dinner party.

Mixed in a Cocktail: Monnet Sunshine (RRP $75.00) mixes perfectly into a summer cocktail. We recommend trying the Red Marauder, as it is guaranteed to impress your guests in both flavour and aesthetic colouring.

50 ml Monnet Cognac Sunshine

10 ml Chambord liqueur

30 ml Cranberry juice (sweetened)

5 ml Lime juice (freshly squeezed)


1. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice

2. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with Skewered Raspberries.

Paired with your meal: A Happy Hour favourite in France, sip on the Monnet VS ($72.99) with your oysters this summer. Younger cognacs like the Monnet Cognac VS pair well with oysters, and hard cheeses. What’s not to love?
If you’re wondering why it’s important to drink Cognac like the French do, it’s because by definition, Cognac is a type of brandy made from wine that is distilled and then barrel-aged in order to qualify as a Cognac. The brandy also has to be made according to specific guidelines and with grapes from the Cognac region, a sub-prefecture in southwestern France. Monnet Cognac prides itself on ensuring is delivers the highest quality, and a range of authentic cognac spirit varietals that are all distilled and produced in Cognac, France.

Now available across Australia, Monnet Cognac’s range of six sweet signatures offer something suitable for everyone in your crew. The Monnet Cognac range is available to purchase nationally at Dan Murphy’s.

For more information, please visit https://www.monnet.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/cognacmonnet/

For further information or images, please contact: Claire Cooke at Agent99 PR on claire@agent99pr.com

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