Cognac is an incredibly fun spirit to explore and I’ve only just begun to dive deeper into it.
A Cognac Sidecar is pretty classic, but I thought this would be a fun spin. Most Cognacs have some banana notes (which has something to do with the French oak used for aging apparently 🤷♂️) so it was a no brainer to pair it with banana liqueur. Tiki bitters added some tropical spice, and finishing it off with a mist of funky, heavy pot still Jamaican rum just made this cocktail something special.
The Plantain garnish is more to have a little salty snack along with your drink, so I wouldn’t necessarily drop one into the cocktail itself (unless you find one that’s shaped perfectly to hang over the side).
1 1/2 oz Cognac V.S.
1/2 oz Banana liqueur
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
3 dashes Elemakule Tiki bitters
Overpoof Jamaican rum mist
Plantain chip for garnish
Combine ingredients & shake with ice. Double-strain into a coupe.
Spray a light mist of Jamaican rum over the top of the drink & garnish with a plantain chip.