I'm usually a cognac drinker. I love armagnac too. And I enjoy a martini I invented---Mandarin vodka with a slight bit, usually about a capful of Chambord served in an ice cold martini glass.
This Saturday I'm mixing with my gf's friends and family in Conn. with some affluent people and I might want to try something different. Any suggestions? Oh, by the way, I started drinking Hendrick's gin with soda. Very good!!