Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Cognac & Other Brandy Cocktails


Flannel cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

Cognac and apple cider are shaken into this ice-cold but warming cocktail.


  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1/4 ounce allspice dram
  • 1/4 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce apple cider syrup*
  • Garnish: orange peel


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel.

*Apple cider syrup:​ ​In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups​ freshly pressed ​​​a​pple cider​ to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid has reduced to ​1 cup (about 1 hour). Remove from heat and ​let​ cool. Will keep, refrigerated, for up to ​2 weeks. ​