A chic after work event for those who don’t have to, NO? The New York party set joined last night for early drinks on new Cognac D’USSE, pronounced (dew-say). Top of the Standard provided the perfect ambiance to welcome in notables and industry insiders without overwhelming the masses. Did I say Jay-Z aka Jigga was in the house? Believe it–or not, he was on deck among the semi-moguls, trading words of advice and exuding down-to-earth vibes. For everyday a star is born, and it’s not every night you kick back with a new splash of Cognac.
D’USSE, “A bold new expression of Cognac”–thrilled the room and celebrated humble nobility. In addition to serving the cognac neat known as the D’USSE Perfect Pour, famed mixologist Justin Noel also created intricate signature drinks like the Lorraine 75 and Crusader’s Cross:
The Lorraine 75 features 1oz D’USSE, .5oz Benedictine, .5oz Lemon Juice, .5oz Homemade Grenadine, topped with Champagne, garnished with a long lemon spiral and serve in Champagne flute.
The Crusaders Cross features 1oz D’USEE, .75oz Cointreau, .5oz Lime Juice, .5oz Apricot Brandy – shaken, coup. – garnished with Brand Cherry and served in rocks glass.
D’USSÉ Cognac is masterfully crafted at the prestigious Chateau de Cognac, the illustrious French house of Cognac with a 200-year legacy in blending some of the world’s finest Cognacs. It is the inspiration of a passionate Cellar Master who set out to create his own legacy. The result is a uniquely powerful, authentic Cognac that starts off with distinguished intensity and then gives way to a pleasantly smooth, balanced finish. The sleek, minimalist, modern and contemporary bottle is a work of art, donning only a gold Cross of Lorraine, the symbol for honor, courage and perseverance.
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