10 Best Cognac We Recommend for Sidecar

Try one of these delicious cognacs the next time you’re in the mood for a classic sidecar cocktail.

Channel Old Hollywood glamor with the classic sidecar brandy cocktail.

Hennessy VSOP Privilège

This sweet mixed drink features orange liqueur, lemon juice, and a delicious cognac like the ones found here.

Cognac comes from distilled wine that is then aged in oak barrels. The distilled wine is considered brandy until it undergoes the aging process.

Cognac usually has a deep, amber color and bold fruity, woodsy flavors.

So what’s the best cognac for sidecar? These top 10 varieties deliver delicious cognac options for every level of cognac enthusiast.


Brandy may feel like liquor from a bygone era, with few folks asking for a Sazerac, Highball, or Sidecar anymore. But these cognacs make a case for a brandy renaissance.

Reach for these best cognacs for a sidecar to add a sweet and classic mixed drink to your bartending repertoire.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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