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Cheers to Questlove + Martell Cognac, The Vanguard Series

Atlanta Press Photos1The world’s oldest of the major cognac houses presents: The Martell Vanguard Series

During a recent invitation-only experience at Opera lounge in Atlanta, this writer was treated to an “elevated VIP experience,” which included a presentation of Martell’s illustrious 300-year history, along with a specialty cocktail tasting led by brand ambassador, DJ Questlove of the legendary band, The Roots. In addition to the exclusive tasting and unique culinary experience, I met DJ Questlove before he took the stage. His set was matchless. You have to check out my comments on social media: @yvettecaslin, #martell, #choosebetter.

“What makes The Vanguard Series such a special partnership with Martell is that we are able to combine the art and craftsmanship behind our music along with our favorite cognac,” said Questlove of The Roots.

Added Black Thought of The Roots, “We are honored to share in this celebration of achievement and look forward to providing an experience that guests will never forget.”

The Atlanta tour stop was one of several events that will also take place in St. Louis, Detroit and Chicago.

Check out the recipes for two of the tasty cocktails that were paired with passed hors d’oeuvres.

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1 ½ ounces Martell VSOP
½ ounce. lemon juice
½ ounce honey syrup
Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut
1 lemon twist
Pour ingredients into a champagne flute, top with Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut and garnish with a lemon twist.

1 ounce Martell VSOP
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce triple sec
1 orange peel
Put a few ice cubes into the shaker and add the Martell cognac, lemon juice and triple sec. Shake the ingredients together and pour into a cocktail strainer glass. Squeeze the orange peel over the cocktail.