Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Cognac & Other Brandy Cocktails

First Frost

Despite its chilly temperature, this brandy cocktail offers warming notes of spice-infused vermouth, maple syrup and cardamom.


  • 3 Concord grapes
  • 2 1/2 oz Le Panto Brandy
  • 1/2 oz House-made syphoned blanc vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Vermont maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Cardamom bitters
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Lavender
  • 3 Frozen concord grapes
  • Garnish: Grated cinnamon and nutmeg


  1. Add Concord grapes to a shaker and muddle.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to the shaker with a small amount of crushed ice and whip shake.

  3. Pour into a Julep glass and top with crushed ice.

  4. Garnish with grated cinnamon and nutmeg, cinnamon stick, lavender and frozen Concord grapes.