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Houston bartender Alba Huerta combines two grape-based ingredients: Cognac and sparkling red wine. The name of the drink refers 
to the golden age of cocktails in the South—the Pierre Ferrand 1840 here is a revival of the type of Cognac popular during that time; a shim is a kind of low-proof drink. Slideshow: Beautiful Cocktail Recipes

Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015

How to Make It


In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the lemongrass with the Rich Simple Syrup, then transfer to a chilled wineglass. Add the Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. Fill the glass with crushed ice and spin a swizzle stick or bar spoon between your hands to mix the drink. Top with the sparkling wine and garnish with the grapes.

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