Grammy-Winning Producer 9th Wonder Hosts Official D'USSE RE-MIXER Launch

NYC’s top bartenders gathered at Electric LadyJimi Hendrix’s original recording studio and the oldest working studio in Manhattan – joining the acclaimed producer who’s worked with Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Drake, Mary J. Blige, amongst many others. Marking the official kick off to the series before it heads to Los Angeles and Atlanta at the start of 2017, guests drew inspiration from the brand’s roots in music as they uncovered the parallels between reworking a classic cocktail and remixing a classic song.

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To showcase and celebrate the recent rise in cognac and cognac-based cocktails, Chris and 9th Wonder led guests through an interactive experience focused on Classics Remixed”, where they interacted with the unique flavors of D’USSÉ VSOP.  9th Wonder and Chris demonstrated the fascinating parallels between cocktails and music, and how to place a unique twist on both a classic cocktail and track.  Guests ‘remixed’ various classics, such as a Mai Tai and a Mint Julep and added their own twists by adding D’USSÉ to their traditional recipes. They were then introduced to the creative techniques of mixing music and created a one of a kind mix of Jay-Z’s hit single, Encore. Whether they were swapping spirits or lowering the bass, both creative processes played with the familiarity and intrigue of the new. 


Mai Tai

2 oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac

0.5 oz Orange Curacao

1 oz Lime Juice

0.5 oz Giffard Orgeat




2 oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup

10 Mint Leaves

2 oz Soda Water



Mint Julep

2 oz D’USSE VSOP Cognac

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

15 Mint Leaves

2 Dash Angostura


About D’USSÉ

D’USSE [dew-say] launched in 2012, D’USSÉ is an ultra-premium cognac that blends over 200 years of tradition with the modern inspiration of Cellar /Master Michel Casavecchia. D’USSÉ is a uniquely powerful, authentic cognac that starts off with distinguished intensity, giving way to a pleasantly smooth, balanced finish. With exceptionally blended expressions including D’USSÉ VSOP and D’USSÉ XO (launched in 2014), D’USSE lends itself to a variety of elegantly crafted rich, and complex cognac-based cocktails.

Photo Credit: Ben Lozovsky


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