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Pure Velvet Cocktail

This cocktail may seem intense, but in the end, it’s smooth as velvet

Taking inspiration from the edginess that makes up Rihanna’s Grammy-nominated album Anti, this cocktail is surprising, refreshing, and smooth in the end — just like RiRi herself.

This recipe is courtesy of Bache-Ganrielsen Cognac.


  • 3/4 Ounces cognac, preferably Bache-Gabrielsen Natur + Eleganse VSOP Cognac
  • 1/4 Ounce creme de cacao
  • 1/4 Ounce pastis
  • 1 1/4 Ounce raspberry purée
  • 1/2 Ounce cranberry juice
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 Ounce grenadine


Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, shake, and strain into a glass.

Garnish with half a slice of lemon.