Cognac is distilled from grapes from the Cognac region of France. It bears properties of both wine and liquor. Chances are, if you have a taste for wine, you'll appreciate cognac.
The idea for this drink came from the pages of Esquire; I Googled and found a similar recipe from which I drew the name. It's disarming and delicious; it's a good dessert drink.
Cognac Mint Frappe
2 1/2 oz cognac
1/4 oz white creme de menthe
Shake with ice and strain into a double old-fashioned with ice. Add a splash of water, and serve with a mint sprig if desired.