What is an almond?

Almond is one of the most popular nuts in the world, prized for their sweet and nutty flavor and versatility in cooking and baking. They are a great source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium.

Almond tree

Almonds can be eaten raw or roasted and can be found in various forms, including whole, sliced, slivered, chopped, and ground into flour. They are popular in dishes from salads and granolas to cookies, cakes, and other baked goods.

In addition to their culinary uses, almonds are also used in non-food products, such as cosmetics and skincare products, due to their high vitamin E content and antioxidant properties.

Which cocktails with almonds?

The French Connection cocktail is one of the famous cognac cocktails featuring an almond taste. This classic cocktail is made with equal parts cognac and amaretto, a sweet almond-flavored liquor.
To make this cocktail, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • fill a rocks glass with ice, 
  • add 1 oz of cognac (a VSOP cognac can be fun!)
  • 1 oz of amaretto, 
  • and stir to combine. 
  • Garnish with a slice of orange or a twist of lemon.

Is there an almond aroma in cognac?

Almond aroma is one of the well-known cognac aromas! The almond aroma is often found in cognacs aged long in oak barrels.

From “Grande Champagne” to “Bois ordinaires”, from VS to XO, plenty of cognacs have this unique almond aroma : Hennessy VS cognac, D’Ussé VSOP cognac, Camus VS cognac, Courvoiser VSOP cognac…