5 Fabulous Classic Cognac Cocktails


Have you ever tasted a cognac cocktail? If not why not, but even if you have then keep on reading. Here are a few examples of superb cognac cocktails.

Cognac is the “water of life” – a delicious French spirit which originates from Cognac in France (as if you hadn’t guessed). When sipped straight it has a delightfully deep flavor but it can also be used to make some delicious cocktails.


Cognac is a complex spirit created from fermented grapes and creates cocktails with distinctive flavors. Here are a few classic cocktails made from cognac.

Vieux Carré

Vieux Carre


This was created in the famous Carousel Bar in New Orleans, a lethal combination of rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, orange liqueur and bitters. It’s certainly not for the faint hearted and is reputed to put hairs on your chest.

Coffee Cocktail

Coffee Cocktail


Before you reach for the coffee pot hold on a minute – this cocktail doesn’t involve coffee or any type of caffeine. It’s a delicious, easy drinking combination of cognac, port, simple syrup and egg.

French 75

French 75 cocktail

More commonly made using gin this can also be created using Cognac. There are traditional cocktail recipes which include a combination of cognac with lemon juice, Champagne and simple syrup. Why not try one with gin and one with cognac to see which is your favorite.

Tom & Jerry

Tom and Jerry Recipe

This decadent cocktail may be popular in the holidays but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy one any time you fancy one. The first thing you do is to make up the batter – a combination of eggs, rum, sugar and vanilla. Next add a splash more rum and one measure of cognac, water and milk for a festive treat in a glass. A Tom & Jerry can bring a spot of festive holiday cheer to occasions all year round.


Sidecar cocktail1


Probably the most famous of all cognac cocktails. This is officially a sour drink but does provide a delicious hint of sweetness too. This cocktail contains cognac with orange liqueur, lemon juice and sugar. A delicious glass of liquid sunshine to brighten up any day of the week at any time of the year.