Cognac Iced Tea
This is inspired by a drunken weekend spent in Las Vegas and a drink I discovered at the Wynn Casino. After dozens of attempts, I have perfected my recipe to make it better than the Wynn drink, trust me.
In this recipe, the only difference is the change in bitters and the necessity for the fresh lemon, however the change is noticeable. It is much fresher and provides more of a citrus flavor. For less sweetness, use only I dash of the bitters.
2 ounces quality cognac (I use Remy VSOP. I’ve had it with XO and tasted no difference, so why spend the extra $)
3-5 dashes lemon bitters
Fresh lemon wedge
A Tall 12-16 ounce serving glass
1. Fill the bottom of the glass with 2-3 ounces cognac
2. add 3-5 dashes of bitters
3. add a 1/8 lemon wedge, not squeezed (For those of you who went to public school, this means to take a whole lemon and cut it into 8 equally sized wedges, then use one of them in this drink).
4. add ice to top of glass
5. Fill remainder of glass with ginger ale
6. stir and enjoy