Typically, Remy Martin is sipped neat. However, straight brandy is not everyone’s cup of… cognac. If you want to drink Remy Martin but aren’t a fan of brandy, you can try adding a mixer.
If you still want to enjoy Remy Martin but in a more subtle way, try one of these six best mixers for Remy Martin:
- Ginger ale or ginger beer
- Tonic water
- Mango juice
- Apple juice
Whether you’re ready to drink that bottle of Remy Martin you’ve been gifted, or you’re interested in easing your way into being a brandy drinker, finding the right mixer is important. Keep reading to learn my six best mixers for Remy Martin.
There are so many different ways to enjoy Remy Martin, although the most popular way is to drink it all by itself or neat. But I get it. Cognac is not a flavor that everyone can do on their own.
Instead of drinking Remy Martin by itself, you can add in a mixer. Here are some of my favorite mixers for Remy Martin.
1. Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Ginger and Remy Martin is a classic pairing. But choosing the way you add ginger is up to you and your preference in bubbles.
Ginger ale will add quite a bit of fizz to your Remy Martin cocktail. Ginger beer has more of a fermented flavor and actually does taste fairly close to beer.
You can’t go wrong with either ginger ale or ginger beer. But you have to choose whether you want to go in more of a bubbly, gingery soda direction or in a more pungent, spicy ginger direction.
2. Tonic + Soda Water
Tonic and soda waters are another way to infuse a little bubbly action into your Remy Martin. There’s not a ton of difference between the two other than the fact that tonic water contains quinine. Quinine was once upon a time used to treat malaria, but in tonic water, it pretty much just adds a touch of bitter flavor. Tonic water also typically contains more sugar than soda water.
There are tons of flavor options here, so you can take your Remy Martin in just about any flavor direction.
Here are some flavors of tonic/soda water that I love with my Remy Martin:
But there are so many bubbly soda/tonic flavors out there, so if you’re feeling adventurous, you don’t need to stick to this list!
3. Mango Juice
Mango juice is a great mixer to have on hand for Remy Martin and other liquors as well.
Mango juice feels slightly more luxurious than other juices, which is perfect for a classy drink like Remy Martin. But flavor-wise, mango juice is a tasty mixer option, too.
Mango juice isn’t as easy to source as other juices, like orange or apple, so if you see some while you’re out and about, toss it in the cart!
4. Apple Juice
The sweet flavors of cognac are brought out by fruits like apples.
Adding a splash or two of apple juice to Remy Martin enhances the natural sweetness but doesn’t make it cloying or hard to drink.
Plus, apple juice is really easy to find at the store or even at a gas station.
Don’t sleep on the most traditional mixer that ever mixed… cola. First of all, cola is just about the easiest mixer to find. And second, it’s just good.
Remy Martin does have sweet undertones, but there is a hint of bitterness lurking in there, too. This flavor combo is balanced with cola but poured carefully.
Too much will completely overpower Remy Martin.
One of the most common ways to enjoy Remy Martin is with just a little splash of water.
This is enough to dilute the strong flavors of Remy Martin and make it more palatable for those that think cognac on its own is a little strong.
But with water, you’re not adding any flavors or changing the Remy Martin’s natural taste at all.
Seattle mixologist, Anu Apte, recognizes the versatility of Remy Martin. “I love cognac because the range in flavor profiles appeals to whiskey drinkers, bourbon drinkers, pisco drinkers—it goes from woody, strong on the palate and very robust, to so elegant, silky in profile.”
I couldn’t agree more! And I believe that any of the mixers above is a great way to enjoy your Remy Martin and take advantage of all the flavors it offers.
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