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A Sip of French Tradition With a Hint of New Orleans

Posted November 27, 2018 1:35 p.m. EST

A bottle of Grand Brulot in New York on Nov. 17, 2018. Grand Brulot is a new take on the French tradition of spiking coffee with brandy as a digestif. (Alessandra Montalto/The New York Times)

Grand Brulot is a new take on the French tradition of spiking coffee with brandy as a digestif. The brandy is a VSOP Cognac from a fifth-generation estate owned by the Tardy family in the Cognac region of France. The coffee is a robusta from Ecuador, selected for its richness. The two are blended together and aged six years in oak to produce a drink that’s warming, with a hint of spice. It’s easy to savor alone or in a cocktail. The name is a play on an elaborate flamed alcoholic French coffee drink that’s popular in New Orleans.

Grand Brulot, $39.95, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, 505 Park Avenue (East 59th Street), 212-838-7500, grandbrulot.com.