Louis Royer Cocktails: COGNAC for the Holidays

When the days start cooling down, there’s nothing better than a warm sip of cognac. Louis Royer’s Force 53 stands up to cocktail immersion, lending an elegant, weighty presence. Bartenders, like Claire Needham seen here, experimented with a broad range of ingredients, from ginger to Dubonnet. Use this roundup as inspiration for all your holiday get togethers.
above: Red Light District by Claire Needham of The Beagle
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Cocchi Americano Rosa, Pimms No. 1, Ardbeg Scotch
above: Forced Start by Jeremy Oertel of Soho Grand
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Lustau Amontillado Sherry, Lime Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Ginger Syrup topped with freshly grated nutmeg
above: La Pomme Rouge by Jaime Rios of The Standard
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Dubonnet Rouge, Lemon Juice, Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider with a sprinkling of fennel seeds
above: Monks Force by Raphael Reyes of the Experimental Cocktail Club
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Elixir Chartreuse, Grapefruit Combier, Fresh Lemon Juice, Green Jasmine Tea with a rimmer of coconut sugar
above: Orchard in Manhattan by Sother Teague of Amar y Amargo
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Cocchi Americano, Apple Brandy, Becherovka, Bar Keep Apple Bitters
above: The Big Sleep by Robert Krueger of Extra Fancy
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Punt e Mes, Cointreau Noir
above: The Goodfellow Cocktail by Nicholas Bennett of Booker and Dax
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Apricot Eau de Vie, Fresh Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
above: Cocktail de Ruche by Jason Cousins of Mondrian Soho
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Lavender French Honey, Laphroaig 10 Year Scotch Whisky, Bittermens New England Spiced Cranberry Bitters garnished with fresh cranberries and rolled orange peel
above: A Little Boom Boom by Christian Sanders of Evelyn Drinkery
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Bonal Apertif, Lustau San Emililio Pedro Jimenez, White Burgundy, Hella Citrus Bitters
above: Bishop’s Wife by Joshua Perez of Middle Branch
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Brancy Menta, Demerara Syrup, Water
above: The Wayside by Pamela Wiznitzer of The Dead Rabbit
Louis Royer Force 53 Cognac, Lemon Juice, Honey Water, Chai Tea, Dolin Sweet Vermouth