During New York Fashion Week, Harlem’s Fashion Row hosted its Inaugural Black-Tie Fashion Show and Style Awards, powered by NIKE and Courvoisier. Founded in 2007 by Brandice Daniel, the organization gives underrepresented Black designers a platform to display their work in front of a large audience.

As part of the event, Bozoma Saint John and Courvoisier Influencer, Livelle Collins delivered a toast to the night’s honorees – Lebron James, Jason Rembert, and Dapper Dan. You may not be able to make it to the New York Fashion Week festivities, but you can enjoy the signature cocktail recipe served during the event!

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French 75

  • 2 parts Courvoisier® VSOP Cognac
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • ¾ parts sugar
  • ½ parts champagne

Method: Combine first three ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with chilled Champagne.

In honor of this year’s New York Fashion Week, Courvoisier crafted two cocktails with the help of co-founder of The Vanguarde Craft and Creative, Livelle Collins. Whether you’re participating in the festivities or living through their Instagram feed, you can toast to the new collection with the below on-trend cocktails. Enjoy!

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Plus 1

  • 1 ½ part Courvoisier® V.S. Cognac
  • 4 parts S. Pellegrino® Pomegranate & Orange Sparkling Beverage
  • Orange slice for garnish

Preparation: Pour cognac in a glass, add ice and top with S. Pellegrino®. Garnish with an orange slice.

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Earl Grey Old Fashioned

  • 2 parts Courvoisier® X.O. Cognac
  • ¼ part Earl Grey syrup
  • 2 dashes lemon bitters
  • Grapefruit peel for garnish

Preparation: Pour ingredients in an old-fashioned glass, add ice and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.