When you think about mixed drinks, Brandy cocktails might not be the first thing that comes to mind. That's mainly because the term is somewhat unclear and vague.
Yet, once you realize that a premium spirit like Cognac is a type of Brandy, you will find that Brandy Cocktails can actually be pretty delicious and even elegant.
Best Brandy cocktails to try
There are plenty of good and classic Brandy cocktail recipes out there. Our selection below is limited to our 12 favorites.
1. Brandy Alexander
This boozy dessert drink is one of the most famous Brandy cocktails. A simple mix of white creme de cacao, heavy cream, and Cognac will create a delicious creamy drink.
2. Brandy Old Fashioned
The Brandy Old Fashioned is a brilliant twist on the classic Old Fashioned Recipe. All you need is a good Brandy, sugar, Angostura bitters, and some lemon-lime soda.
6. Pisco Sour
I love a good Pisco Sour. And honestly, the best ones I had were in South America.
Saying this, it's not too hard to make the drink at home. All you need is a good Pisco, lemon juice, syrup, egg white, and some Angostura bitters.
This one is very close to a classic Manhattan cocktail. It is easy to make, and the number of ingredients is small: Brandy mixed with Sweet Vermouth, sugar, and some cocktail bitters. That's it.
9. Porto Flip
This Flip Cocktail is a rich combination of Cognac, sweet Tawny port wine, a dash of Simple syrup, and one whole organic egg.
There are not many cocktails that include the yolk as well as the egg white. So this is quite an extraordinary drinking experience. - It works perfectly, though.
10. Suffering Bastard Cocktail
A Brandy cocktail created to cure the Hangover of soldiers. It is a spicy mix of Cognac, Dry Gin, lime cordial, Fresh lime juice, Angostura bitters, and a healthy portion of Ginger beer.
11. French Connection Cocktail
This drink was named after the famous 1970s movie with the same title: French Connection. It is a simple yet brilliant and complex mix of Cognac and Amaretto.
12. Between the Sheets Cocktail
This blend is a riff on the classic Sidecar Cocktail. Instead of the 1.5oz Cognac, you make a split base of equal amounts of unaged Rum and Cognac.
Also, if you want to get an overview of all our recipes for cocktails made with Brandy, click here: