A Cognac Almost As Old As Harlem, Is Having A Moment, Here’s A Toast To Revanche

Revanche Cognac, a versatile and smooth, proprietary VSXO blend cognac from fifth generation-producer Kim Birkedal Hartmann and partner Gigi Olah.

The innovative blend continues to expand to new markets across the US and regions in Europe – most recently, Michigan, Illinois, and North Carolina. Revanche is the second cognac from the Hartmann family, following their first brand, Conjure.

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With aromas of coffee, cacao, pepper, and candied prunes, it’s smooth on its own but also mixes very well with cocktails – from a margarita to the French 75 and Sidecar, both originally featured cognac as the base spirit.

Revanche, in addition to other brands, has seen a spike in cognac sales since the onset of the pandemic.

Yahoo writes about Marcio Ramos, Partner, and Mixologist of The Honey Well in West Harlem who share a summer cocktail with some special significance.

His specialty is the “If I D’ussé so Myself,” a cognac concoction with lemon juice, muddled pear, and agave syrup. (Cognac, for the uninitiated, is a spirit with strong ties to the Black community, in part due to its connection to both hip hop and jazz music.)

If I D’ussé So Myself, ingredients

  • 2 oz D’usse Cognac Vsop
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz agave syrup*
  • 3 slices of pear, muddled


Muddle pear slices in a shaker and add the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously and fine strain in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a slice of pear.

*To make the agave syrup, heat 2 cups of water on medium-low heat. Add the peel of 1 whole orange and 1 tsp of Allspice. Lower heat and add 2 cups of agave nectar. Once dissolved, strain and refrigerate.

Enjoy responsibly.

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Photo credit: 1-2) Revanche

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