Enchantress Recipe

Let's start the weekend right--with a cocktail recipe from Paul Clarke (The Cocktail Chronicles). Need more than one? Hit up the archives. Cheers!

The onset of winter requires strong medicine. Here's a cocktail assertive enough to keep the season's chill away, while rich and flavorful enough to be as comforting as a chair beside the fire.

As described by drink historian David Wondrich, the Enchantress debuted in American Barkeeper in 1867, and its cognac-meets-port construction demonstrates the 19th century taste for robustly flavored drinks. Nearly 150 years later, robust flavors are creeping back into popularity, and the Enchantress is ripe for rediscovery.

Recipe Details

Enchantress Recipe

Prep 5 mins
Total 5 mins


  • 1 1/2 ounces cognac
  • 1 1/2 ounces port
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange curacao or Grand Marnier


  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled wine goblet or cocktail glass.