Banana Sidecar

Banana cocktail
Classic Cognac Cocktails
Banana Cognac Cocktail

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).

Cognac cocktails


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.

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