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You may think of the famed French brandy as a sipping spirit, but cognac has a long mixological history. In fact, it was an extremely popular ingredient in the early 1800s, when the cocktail was born. Since its flavor combines deliciously with fruits and juices, cognac is the backbone of a wide range of both classic and modern drinks. Here are some of our favorites.

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There are many theories about who created this elegant classic. What we do know for sure is that the mixture of cognac, Cointreau and fresh lemon juice is incredibly tasty.

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