The D’Artagnan

Charles Ogier de Batz de Castelmore, Comte D’Artagnan was a real-life character from the Gascony region of France who served as Captain of the Musketeers for Louis XIV. In 1840 his life was immortalized by Alexandre Dumas in The Three Musketeers. Known as the fourth Musketeer, Dumas’s character took on a larger than life image of the man. Today we share with you his namesake cocktail using ingredients from D’Artagnan’s home region of France. It is a Champagne Cocktail of sorts but not one that is wimpy or shy of character. It employs the use of Armaganac brandy from Gascony, and Grand Marnier to fortify the drink. It is great as an aperitif or as a Sunday brunch, morning after, pick-me-up. Cheers


In a Champagne Flute Add:

  • ¼ oz.  Armagnac
  • ¼ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ¾ oz. Orange Juice
  • Dash of simple syrup

Top with Blanquette de Limoux Sparkling Wine (Any Brut French Sparkling Wine Will Do).  Garnish with an Orange Peel.