The Zesty Enchantress

So, here are the ingredients for a drink called The Enchantress. 

1 1/2 oz Cognac
1 1/2 oz Port
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 1/2 tsp Grand Marnier

Honestly, the spell didn't work. It just seemed like a sad Sidecar.  Swap the Port for something bubbly (I'm a fan of a nice Prosecco) and give it a little zing with some sweet hot Ginger.  Now, that's enchanting.

2 Tbs Superfine Sugar
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 Lemon Wedge
1 cube Crystallized Ginger

1 1/2 oz Cognac
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1 1/2 oz Prosecco


Combine Sugar and Ginger and spread on a small plate.  Rub lemon wedge around rim of a chilled coupe or martini glass.  Dip moistened side of glass in Ginger Sugar to lightly coat outside rim of glass.  Place Crystallized Ginger cube in bottom of glass.  Set aside.

In cocktail shaker, combine Cognac, Grand Marnier, and Lemon Juice.  Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled.  Strained into prepared glass, top with Prosecco, and serve!