Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Party and Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Party and Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home!

A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with

Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Punch

When I was asked recently if I would like to host a party and that I would be sent some complimentary Courvoisier cognac with all the ingredients to make a Courvoisier Punch for my party, I accepted with alacrity! I mean, I am a party kinda gal! ONLY one tweensy weensy problem, I was on my way to France, home to Courvoisier cognac of course, so I asked if my boozy booty could be sent to my sister’s house, where we ware staying before we travelled to France a few days later…….no problem was the welcome response, and off we set for France a day later, laden with cognac, punch bowl, oranges and lemons, lemonade and other sundry bits and pieces, and oh yes, the COGNAC punch recipe!

Party Punch!

Party Punch!

And so it was, that my Courvoisier cognac made it back home to France! Party plans were set in motion, and ten people accepted. The theme was a Team GB Golden Celebration partya party to celebrate all that Team GB managed to achieve throughout the London 2012 Olympics as well as a toast to the Paralympics that are coming up next! The punch bowl I was sent was magnificent, a beautiful beaten copper bowl with a brass stand and a stainless steel liner – it almost represented the three Olympic medal colours of Gold, Silver and Bronze.….and it was to have PRIDE of place in the centre of my party table, filled with Courvoisier Punch of course!

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

I discovered some patriotic bunting that I had left over from the Jubilee, and a simple barbecue party was planned, with a nod to my French cognac punch  by way of a French cheese board served with baguette and Normandy butter. I made a big salad, and some Coronation chicken skewers, as well as some British Burgers - basically beefburgers with English mustard and Stilton cheese, and served them in my home-made Baps -Scottish Morning Rolls. My sister made a cheese and onion tart and we had fresh fruit to serve with the cheese board, as well as some Barbecued Peaches with Honey and Lavender for those who wanted something a bit sweeter.

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

As dusk fell, the punch bowl needed replenishing, again, and the scent of charcoal was somehow comforting; the cheese board was passed around the table, bread was broken with family and friends, and the whole evening was idyllic. The Courvoisier Punch was DELICIOUS, a fruity concoction that slipped down very well….and the punch bowl glimmered and shone in the candle light. Small glass jars (yoghurt pots actually!) were scattered about the table filled with freshly picked roses from the garden; the bunting fell down, much to the delight of everyone, but it was all just perfect! It was an evening of harmony, celebration, friendship, good food, good wine, good cognac and wonderful company. 

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

Courvoisier Cognac Comes Home! A Team GB Golden Celebration Party with Courvoisier Punch

I have had cognac before as a “long” drink, mixed with soda water, but never as a punch, and I have to say I am now a convert! It was easy to make and the excellent Courvoisier cognac, which coincidently is one of my favourites, was mellow with a warm caramel flavour. I have visited the home of Courvoisier before, it it known as Napoleon’s brandy and comes from Jarnac in the Charente in SW France.You can read more about it and make a virtual visit here: A REVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

The recipe is below and I can highly recommend it, even the men at the party, who were beer and wine drinkers, enjoyed it and I got through FOUR punch bowls of it throughout the evening! I was sent two bottle of Courvoisier VS Cognac, some lemonade, oranges, lemons, Angostura bitters and the BEAUTIFUL punch bowl with the ladle and I would like to thank Holly who liaised with me to get this party planned and happening! DO give try this punch next time you have a gathering of the clans, although I have subsequently found out that you make it by the GLASS too……just reduce the amounts and make it in a small jug! I hope you have enjoyed my virtual Team GB Golden Celebration Party, and the Courvoisier Punch, See you later with a Random Recipe, have a great evening, Karen

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Serves 6
Prep time 3 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Beverage
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Website Courvoisier
A perfectly balanced punch combining the mature, spicy notes of Courvoisier VS cognac with fresh citrus fruits, refreshing lemonade and rich aromatic bitters.

Ingredients

  • 250ml Courvoisier VS
  • 750ml lemonade
  • 20 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange and lemon wheels

Note

A perfectly balanced punch combining the mature, spicy notes of Courvoisier VS cognac with fresh citrus fruits, refreshing lemonade and rich aromatic bitters.

Directions

Step 1 Combine all the ingredients in a large jug and then serve with wheels of oranges or lemons; serve in a punch vessel of your choice - be it a jelly mould or a washing-up bowl!

Party Photo Gallery:

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Courvoisier VS Punch

Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful pictures. They really set the scene for a stunning evening! Never been a huge fan of courvoisier but I like the idea of the punch and that punch bowl is pretty impressive. A perfect evening. Xx

    • says

      Thanks Dom! I was really pleased with the how the photos came out later on in the evening, as they add REAL atmosphere I think to the party! If you are not a fan of cognac, then DO try the punch, it was gorgeous – fruity and so mellow as well as refreshing too! Karen

  2. says

    Lovely party! As you know, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Cognac redion to find out how it is all made. Will try the punch with my leftover bottles!

  3. Irene Wright says

    I won a competition run by Courvoisier a couple of years ago – they sure know how to have a party. I drank just so many different Courvoisier cocktails but I didn’t have a hangover the next morning – which was unusual for me. Must be quality stuff. Tasted pretty good too.

  4. Linda Weatherley says

    The photos are wonderful and the punch looks delicious. I have never drank brandy but my brother is a BIG fan especially Courvoisier and he usually ends up with a few bottles at Christmas. I will try and convince him to let me make this punch.

  5. sand henderson says

    Wow so glad i cam across this!I am going to make this for my bonfire night party im sure it will go down a treat with the adults.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Rachel Butler says

    This looks fabulous!! I am going to my friends 40th birthday party this weekend, so I think I’m going to use this recipe! I’m a party gal too! :)

  7. Maya Russell says

    Shared with G+. You carried the punch bowl and everything to France! I’m going to have to try this punch.

  8. Vicki Violet Morris says

    This looks perfect for the birthday do I’m going to on the weekend. Think I’ll try it out, thanks!

  9. kevin smith says

    Read this article a couple of days ago, then today went to Tesco tonight for a bottle of brandy and my hand was drawn away from the Remy towards the Courvoisier…. the power of the subliminal at work. I’d originally only gone in for bin bags!

  10. Teresa Sheldon says

    This looks a great drink to have on a cold evening celebration like bonfire night or Xhristmas after midnight mass will definately be trying it soon

  11. RichardCP says

    With family spread far and wide, we don’t get much opportunity to have a punch party any more but we’re both very fond of a Champagne cocktail – Harvey Nichols do classes and I think we graduated OK. I wonder if it’s the sugar lump that makes it so intoxicating since champagne is only pressed grapes? It can’t be the cognac or the Angostura Bitters surely!

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