Surprise, surprise. It has now been revealed that Ciroc’s latest offering, Ciroc VS (Very Special) is actually a French brandy. Given that past Ciroc releases have included coconut, apple, and red berry-flavored vodkas, the decision to release a brandy is certainly unexpected. My guess is that Ciroc VS is Ciroc’s response to the increase in millennials purchasing craft bourbons/whiskeys. Ciroc putting out a bourbon/whiskey isn’t really an option, but a French vodka releasing a French brandy does work.
Given that brandy has always come across as a fall/winter spirit to me, I wanted to create a summer-friendly Ciroc VS cocktail perfect for the upcoming holidays. Given that sangria is absolutely the first cocktail that comes to mind when I think of brandy, I knew that “Ciroc Very Special Sangria” was the one. I also wanted to offer up a classier cocktail, so I opted for a twist on the Old Fashioned cocktail, which I’ve dubbed the “Amour Old Fashioned.”
You can find both drink recipes below, and look out for Ciroc VS when it’s release this June. Cheers!
Ciroc Very Special Sangria
1 Bottle Red Wine (750 mL)
1/2 Cup Ciroc VS
5 oz. Ciroc Pineapple
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Chunks And Orange Slices
Pour red wine, Ciroc VS, Ciroc Pineapple, orange juice, and pineapple juice into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir and add pineapple chunks and orange slices. Serve and get your life.
Amour Old Fashioned
1.5 oz. Ciroc VS
2 Dashes 1821 Bitters’ Tart Cherry And Saffron Bitters
Splash Of Water
Add sugar cube, bitters, and a splash of water to an Old Fashioned glass and muddle with a spoon. Add Ciroc VS. Stir and add ice. Garnish with a cherry and orange twist. Sip with your pinky up because this is a classy slay of a cocktail.
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