Eauxdvi

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Cocktail History

The Eauxdvi is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that we created for ODVI, a brand of Armagnac that was made with cocktail lovers in mind. It pairs the French spirit with cinnamon, herbs, citrus, and bitters, and its name was inspired by the ODVI brand itself, which is already a play on words in that it’s pronounced “eau-de-vie” like the spirit. We then threw in our own twist by exchanging the “O” for “Eaux” as a nod to our town’s signature silent “x” that’s often added to event names, one of which is the Eaux Claires Music Festival.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Armagnac: This is the base spirit. We made this recipe to use with ODVI Armagnac because it’s fresh, fruity, peppery, and mild with notes of peach and prune.

Cinnamon Syrup: This sweetens the cocktail and adds cinnamon spice. We made ours using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Bénédictine: This is a spiced, floral liqueur. It’s made from twenty-seven different spices and herbs that gives adds the liqueurs unique taste that really can’t be replicated by using substitutes.

Lemon Bitters: These are citrus flavor and spice. We used Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters because they’re potent and high quality.

Angostura Aromatic Bitters: This is a type of spirit infused with botanicals. They add more spice and complexity to the drink and tie the other flavors together.

Lemon Peel: This is the garnish. It adds fresh citrus aroma and flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Eauxdvi features aromas of Armagnac and citrus, the taste of the peppery, fruity spirit with notes of prune, peach, and cinnamon, and ends with the spirit’s flavor and herbal Bénédictine on the swallow.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: This cocktail was a little too serious for Kendall, but Alex really enjoyed it. If you’ve never tried Armagnac, we recommend ordering a bottle of ODVI from Curiada and making one of these for yourself! This spirit is a fantastic addition to any bar, and we will definitely be creating more cocktails with it.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz Armagnac
 1 tsp Bénédictine
 3 dashes Lemon Bitters
 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
 1 Lemon Peel

Method
1

Add Armagnac, cinnamon syrup, Bénédictine, lemon bitters, bitters, and ice to a mixing glass.

2

Stir for 30-45 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass filled with fresh ice.

4

Garnish with lemon peel.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Armagnac
 1 tsp Bénédictine
 3 dashes Lemon Bitters
 1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
 1 Lemon Peel

Directions

Method
1

Add Armagnac, cinnamon syrup, Bénédictine, lemon bitters, bitters, and ice to a mixing glass.

2

Stir for 30-45 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass filled with fresh ice.

4

Garnish with lemon peel.

Eauxdvi

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More Brandy Cocktails

If you like this brandy-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Minute To Midnight: A brandy cocktail made with pear liqueur, Angostura aromatic bitters, dry sparkling wine, and a lemon twist

 Enchantress: A brandy cocktail made with ruby port wine, orange curaçao, lemon juice, and a lemon peel

 Elephants Sometimes Forget: A cherry brandy and gin cocktail made with lemon juice, dry vermouth, orange bitters, amaretto liqueur, and a lemon twist

 Cold Brew Brandy Alexander: A brandy cocktail made with cold-brew coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, heavy cream, and coffee beans

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