Spring day is upon us and with the arrival of warmer weather, what better way to celebrate than inviting some friends for an outdoor cocktail party? Cocktail parties don’t have to be large affairs that require weeks of planning. They can be effortlessly done by playing some good music, inviting people who enjoy the outdoors (and of course sipping on cocktails), and by serving some easy eats like breads, dips, olives and seasonal vegetables and fruit. Let the cocktails be the hero by offering your guests a selection of mixes and if you can make your drinks look glamorous, you will be sure to wow your friends. Premium cognac brand Rémy Martin, held their Bartender Talent Academy event recently and we are lucky enough to have the winning cocktail recipes. Here are some of the recipes that made it into the competition finals. And although these recipes might be a little beyond the skills of a home bartender, recreating some of these unique cocktails, is sure to impress your friends and even make you some new friends. So get your cocktail shaker ready and be sure you tag us in pictures of your cocktail party on Instagram. 1. Le Chevalier à la Madeleine by David van Zyl 60 ML Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal 50 ML “Paris – Aoyama” tea from Mariage Frères 15 ML cypres syrup 10 ML rose petals syrup 20 ML lemon juice Method:Shake & double strain Garnish: lemon peel and rose buds 2. SAVOIR-FAIRE by George Hunter 60ml Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royale 45ml Banana Beer 25ml Lemon Juice 15ml Dessert Wine 2 Dashes Bitter Truth Nut Bitters 2 Dashes Angostura Aromatic Method: Shake & double strain Garnish: Garnished with grated dark chocolate 3. Louis Butler by Ryan Ontong 60ml Remy Martin 1738 30ml Red Espresso 10ml Macadamia Nut Oil 10ml KWV Van der Hum 10ml Fernet Branca 5ml Simple Syrup 10ml Cellulose Method: Shake & double strain Garnish: Coconut Sugar Rim 4. The Royal Toffee by Ahe Jafta 60ml Remy Martin 1738 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice 25ml Toffee Syrup 5ml Popcorn Syrup Method: Shake & double strain Garnish: Serve over ice with toffee on a cocktail skewer 5. Sugar in My Remy by Mandla Gumede 50ml Remy Martin 1738 25ml Cointreau 25ml Lemon Juice Handful of Raspberries 4 wedges Red Apple Method: Muddle, Shake & double strain Garnish: 2 Raspberries on cocktail skewer Welcoming In Spring With Remy MartinHow did you like our post? 🙂4.4bad 🙁 good 🙂Reader Rating: (1 Vote) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.