It’s summer and it’s time to mix something fun. I was recently given a bottle of Belle de Brillet Cognac and I was very intrigued by it. Cognac isn’t something I generally gravitate to but I liked the bottle and knowing that it was pear flavored. I decided to try a cocktail that I found attached to the bottle – The Strawberry Blonde.
The recipe reminded me of a Moscow Mule since it asked for ginger beer, but I decided to substitute with some Bruce Cost Jasmine Ginger Ale that I got at the Taste of NY Festival. The recipe also called from bourbon, so I naturally grabbed my favorite bourbon, Four Roses.
Brillet Strawberry Blonde Cocktail
1 oz Belle de Brillet Cognac
1 oz Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label
0.75 oz Lime Juice
First at the Belle de Brillet Cognac into a glass with ice and add the bourbon as well. Separately, squeeze the lime and muddle two strawberries with limes and strain. Add the lime & strawberry juice to glass. Top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Garnish with strawberry.
I used frozen strawberries for this… they probably have seen better days, but at least I finished the bag. Overall, I thought it was delicious. I can’t wait to make another recipe with the Belle de Brillet in the future. Belle de Brillet is $25.99 in a 375ml or $45.99 in a 750ml