Pépa (Cognac and Vodka Cocktail)

Cognac and Vodka Cocktail (Pépa)

Cognac and Vodka Cocktail (Pépa)

Named for Pépa Bonafé, a French starlet of the 1920s, this cocktail combines brandy and vodka in one bracing drink.Michael Kraus

Named for Pepa Bonafe, a French starlet of the 1920s, this cocktail combines brandy and vodka in one bracing drink. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100, with the article Cognac Cocktails.

Pépa (Cognac and Vodka Cocktail)
Named for Pépa Bonafé, a French starlet of the 1920s, this cocktail combines brandy and vodka in one bracing drink. This recipe first appeared in the 2012 SAVEUR 100, with the article Cognac Cocktails.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. dry vermouth, such as Noilly Prat
  • 1 oz. cognac, such as Ferrand Ambre, Remy Martin VSOP, or Hennessy Black
  • 1 oz. vodka, such as Stolichnaya
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Twist of lemon peel, to garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with cracked ice, stir together vermouth, cognac, vodka, and bitters with a bar spoon until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass; garnish with lemon twist.