When I use Cognac in cocktails, I almost always use VS. It offers all the wonderful flavors you expect from a Cognac and retains the bright, almost “raw” notes needed to stand up to your other cocktail ingredients. I also tend to use yellow Chartreuse more in cocktails because it's sweet, delicious, and more approachable to general consumers.
1 ounce Cognac VS
½ ounce yellow Chartreuse
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce coconut cream
2 dashes apricot bitters
Edible flowers, for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake for approximately 30 seconds to chill and combine.
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