Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London is celebrating National Cognac Day today by serving a cognac-based cocktail called The Cresent City Crusta.
Inspired by one of the earliest cocktails coming out of New Orleans, the Brandy Crusta, this modern take draws on American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.
With a base of Rémy Martin 1738 married with Pandan Leaf, homemade banana vinegar and augmented with verjus (unripe grape juice), the cocktail has been created to be enjoyed alongside the jovial jazz songs played nightly at Scarfes.
The collaboration between Scarfes and Rémy Martin culminated through a visual storytelling journey of the cocktail, ‘From the heart of Cognac, to the heart of London’.
Scarfes’ director of bars Martin Siska and head bartender Yann Bouvignies travelled to the Rémy Martin Maison in search of inspiration for the drink.
During the trip, they took part in private barrel tastings with cellar master Baptiste Loiseau and visited the cooperages.
The cocktail is available now at Scarfes Bar as part of the venue’s newly launched cocktail menu, which is inspired by celebrated musical genres spanning the past 100 years.