If you’re a fan of books and movies, you might know that the cocktail at hand is titled after the 1971 movie of the same name, although it is alleged that it existed as far back as the 1960s. The cocktail is regaining popularity once more… and for good reason, as this fabulous combination is the perfect digestif, drink after dinner, or nightcap. The drink is made from mixing cognac with amaretto and can be sipped slowly. The cognac gives the chilled beverage a touch of warmth, while the flavor intermingles beautifully with the almond sweetness of the amaretto.
Compared to a recipe with a lot of mixers, a drink as simple as this relies more on quality spirits. Thus, we recommend you pick up a nice cognac and an amaretto of superior quality. It is not necessary to spend a fortune on a bottle of cognac for the French connection. The terroir (provenance) of Cognac increases its worth. This is one of the reasons why it is naturally more expensive than other brandies. The fact is that you can find fantastic cognacs that are not too expensive. Even though it is good on the rocks, some people agree that the drink tastes better straight.