The Courvoisier Touch is the first in a series of three signature cocktails that have been meticulously crafted by the luxurious cognac house of Courvoisier, to embody the essence of top South African personalities, Bonang Matheba, David Tlale and Tbo Touch.

Asked as to the city he enjoys raising a glass to celebrate life’s triumphant moments, Tbo not only pointed to the Big Apple but also to his home city, Johannesburg.

“One could say I’m a fusion of New York and Sandton of sorts. With my Touch HD office located in Sandton, came the inspiration to add an innovative twist to the classic Manhattan. We call it the Courvoisier Touch!” explains Tbo Touch. 

Here’s the recipe for the Courvoisier Touch!


50 ml Courvoisier VSOP

10 ml Bols White Cacao

25 ml Chai Infused Sweet Vermouth

2 Shots of Bitters


Shake all ingredients together in a Coupette glass.

Oak smoke or fresh sliced lemon for garnish.

Best served with ice.

Update (16:35): We have corrected the hashtag from #CelebrateYourMoment to #CelebrateYourMoments. We have also corrected the writer's name. Instead of Devin Cross, we had Devon Cross.