25 Without Cognac Cocktails

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These cognac cocktails undoubtedly provide a unique and refreshing way to enjoy your favorite liquor.

While most cognac is used as an ingredient or garnish for drinks, it’s not out of the question, to serve cocktails in the summer.

Cognac’s rich and fruity flavor makes it ideal for making cocktails.

Plus, it adds a lovely depth of flavor to many drinks.

Plus, cognac is far more affordable than other types of whiskey.

I know that might seem like a mixed blessing, but it really is!

So if you’re looking for something different to make at home this summer, try out these delicious cognac cocktails.

Cognac Cocktails

1. Strawberry Cognac Iced Tea

Are you looking for a super sweet drink to cool you down on a warm summer day?

Try this strawberry cognac iced tea.

It features strawberries, sugar, and a hint of minty goodness.

It’s sweet enough to satisfy your thirst but not too strong to make you feel guilty drinking it.

This recipe is perfect for celebrating any special occasion.

Whether it’s the new year, birthdays, or just because it’s fun!

You can serve this at your next BBQ or get creative with your theme party.

You’ve got no limit when it comes to what you can do with this drink!

2. Mata Hari

Mata Hari is the name of a famous spy.

She was a French actress and dancer who served as an agent for France’s secret service in the early 1900s.

She could move with grace, dance like a pro, and deliver her lines flawlessly.

This recipe hand-dip this gorgeous lady.

It’s delicious, but it also looks great!

Make sure you have some nice Chilean red wine on hand to compliment your meal.

This dish tastes best with strong flavors!

3. The Jimmie Roosevelt

The Jimmie Roosevelt is a breakfast favorite that’s perfect for a busy morning.

It’s an oatmeal-based dish filled with sweet and smooth blueberries.

The apple sauce is the star of this show, adding a lovely sweetness to the juicy berries.

Serve it with some hot coffee for a satisfying start to the day.

4. The Original Sazerac

The sazerac was my introduction to the world of cocktails.

This French classic is a blend of two simple ingredients, rye whiskey and sweet vermouth, that’s served up in a glass.

The drink has a robust, boozy taste that lets you know you’re getting into some serious boozy territory.

But it also has an incredibly clean taste, which makes it perfect for entertaining your friends or drinking with your family at home.

5. The Brandy Manhattan

In my house, the Brandy Manhattan was always a staple.

I think we all have that one drink we love to go back and forth with.

When you’re burning through alcohol at home, why not make it easy on yourself and take advantage of some store-bought mixers?

The only thing you need to do is make sure they’re both clear and less than 1oz each.

I like mine with a lime wedge on top for some extra tanginess.

It doesn’t even need ice!

6. French 75 With Cognac

This dessert is a little bit like French 75 with a cup of coffee.

From the flavor to the texture, this is one hearty treat!

The cheesecake base is topped with a sweet and creamy custard that’s flavored with rum.

The crust on the bottom is made with Graham Crackers which are crunchy and chewy.

Top it off with whipped cream or an ice cream topping for a decadent bite.

If you prefer more of a sweeter taste, try adding some maple syrup to your custard.

7. ognac Old Fashioned

This recipe has a few things going for it that make it so unique.

It’s lush and creamy with plenty of rich, sweet vanilla, and sometimes you’ll even get some peppermint in there.

Of course, the classic Old Fashioned is always my favorite because I like to swirl the glass, making a pattern as I go.

(I also enjoy using coffee liqueur instead of VSOP.)

8. Classic Sidecar Cocktail

This classic sidecar cocktail is a combination of gin, lemon-lime soda, and cranberry juice.

It’s a sweet, cool drink that will help you warm up after a long day.

If you love the taste of ginger ale but don’t quite like the carbonation in it, this recipe will make it even sweeter.

The addition of fresh basil adds another layer of flavor to the drink.

Mix everything together and enjoy!

You can serve this at any barbeque party or tailgate with friends.

9. Cognac Apple Cider

This sweet, tart, and spicy apple cider is the perfect drink for fall.

The alcohol doesn’t overpower the flavor of the apples, making this a great drink to enjoy on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

It’s also delicious when added to your favorite soup or stew.

So if you have extra time on your hands and want to relax with something tasty and fun, give this recipe a try.

10. Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails

If you’re a fan of bourbon and apple cider, then these bourbon apple cider cocktails are a must-try.

They’re so good, they’ll warm your heart and bring a smile to your lips.

The platter is full-bodied with an incredible combination of sweet and tart flavors.

The bourbon really does the trick!

These drinks will have you thinking about cozy fireside chats where old friends sip on their favorite drinks.

11. The French Connection Cocktail

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon this cocktail, but I knew it had to be good.

Here’s what you need: orange juice, vodka, Galliano, cranberry juice, and lemon.

Whether you like it sweet or tart depends on your preference.

It can be as simple as adding a dash of bitters to the mix or using fresh cranberries instead.

12. Remy Martin Berry Passion Cocktail

This simple berry cocktail tastes like the best red wine you’ve ever had.

It’s infused with a lot of sweet, fruity flavors that are pure perfection.

You’ll use vodka, bourbon, and fresh strawberries for this one.

Plus, it features a raspberry slushie to help keep things cold.

The combination of fruit juices, sugar, and ice makes this cocktail very sweet and refreshing.

It takes just 20 minutes to make too!

13. Japanese Cocktail

If you’re looking for a cocktail to impress your friends with, then look no further than this Japanese cocktail.

The Japanese drink is made from sake (Japanese rice wine), white wine, sugar, and various spices.

Served in a glass with ice cubes, it’s clear that this drink is meant to be enjoyed.

But unlike many other drinks on this list, you won’t need an expensive sommelier or expert mixologist to make it!

All you’ll need are the ingredients listed above.

So if you have all of those at home already, then it’s ready to go!

14. Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré is a French dessert that’s like a cross between an omelet and a frangipane.

It’s made with a mix of egg yolks, sugar, flour, eggs, and pastry cream.

If you want it more chocolatey-dipped in chocolate sauce, just add some extra chocolate to the crust.

15. Between The Sheets Cocktail

This cocktail is a hot and refreshing one that’ll make you feel like you’re flying high.

It features citrusy lemon-lime juices and sparkling blue curacao in the mix.

The sparkling grape juice is the perfect base for this, but you could use any drink that has a similar color scheme.

If you have some free time on your hands, go ahead and add another ingredient to the mix – cranberry juice!

16. Café Amore Cocktail

Looking for a sweet, boozy option to wow your family and friends?

This café amore cocktail is just what you need.

It combines the candy goodness of white wine with the tangy flavor from lemon.

And it’s infused with a dash of bitters for a kick of pungent goodness.

This cocktail is ideal if you want something extra special to get everyone in the mood.

Simply select your favorite white wine when ordering your drink.

Then add two sugar cubes and let them dissolve over ice.

17. Cognac-based Drink

When you’re looking for a bit of something extra, consider making your own cognac.

This Cognac-based drink is a classic party favorite and will definitely add to your holiday season.

It has the perfect balance of sweet and smoky, giving it an unforgettable taste.

Plus, the coffee liqueur makes this drink extra special.

18. Hennessy Margarita

This cocktail is as perfect for a summer night on the porch as it is for a cozy evening around the fire.

The flavors are bold, but not overpowering at all.

Plus, it’s easy to make!

If you don’t have any tequila, I suggest using vodka instead.

You can also use triple sec if you want something sweeter.

It comes together in just 20 minutes and has a great taste that even non-mixologists will love.

19. Margarita mix

A simple mix of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice gives this cocktail an incredible flavor and color.

Margarita mix – 3 pack

It’s got everything you need to make your very own margaritas at home! Just add whatever ingredients you like best.

(I like this one because it includes some extra lime!)(Click here for more information about making cocktails.)
Amaretto and cognac coffee

This is another coffee recipe perfect for those who love a sweet, boozy drink after dinner.

Amaretto – the Italian version of eggnog – will have you dreaming about warm nights in snowy winters.

It’s also very similar to coffee beans and tastes just as fantastic when made with amaretti cookies.

Concentrate your coffee with strong cognac for a full, rich flavor that’ll keep you going until bedtime.

20. Painkiller Cocktail Recipe

Just because it’s a painkiller doesn’t mean it’s not good!

And this cocktail is the perfect example.

It has everything you could ask for in a classic drink: sweet, tart, and boozy.

There are also two ingredients that will make you feel like you can kick it all day long.

Talk about the ultimate high!

21. Cognac Cocktail: Fleur De Lis

This flute glass is so pretty, you’ll want to drink it right out of the box!

The base of this cocktail is a Cognac-based syrup and soda.

It’s such a simple recipe that only needs four ingredients, but it looks like it took hours to whip up.

Using cognac in this drink will add an umami flavor that nicely complements the liquor’s sweetness.

To make it extra fancy, try adding some fresh fruit and top with whipped cream.

22. Earl Grey Sidecar Cocktail

This Earl Grey sidecar cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy a cup of Earl Grey tea.

It’s light, with fabulous citrus notes and subtle sweetness.

It’s also made extra special by adding a splash of lime juice.

It creates a lovely tart backdrop that balances out the rich tea base.

If you want to make this drink even more festive, garnish it with lemon zest and mint leaves.

23. The Holiday Stinger – Cognac, Chocolate and Raspberry Cocktail

In the mood for something a little different?

This holiday cocktail is sure to blow your mind.

You start with a dark rum base that’s topped with chocolate and raspberry syrup.

That’s followed by a simple chocolate syrup, cognac, and liquor for a rich, creamy finish.

If you make this at home, I highly suggest making double!

24. Frozen Margarita

This fun frozen margarita is fantastic on its own or with a scoop of ice cream or cookie in your glass.

25. Brombeer-Cognac-Cocktai

This sweet and boozy cocktail is a unique combination of beer, whisky, and liquor.

It’s sweet and fruity with an assertive alcohol kick.

It tastes more like a Belgian bock than anything else, but it’s tasty all the same.

The combination of booze, citrus fruit juice, and beer provides a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness.

The alcohol also adds some warmth to the mix.

It makes for one heck of a fun drink!

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Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails

If you’re a fan of bourbon and apple cider, then these bourbon apple cider cocktails are a must-try.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 98 kcal


  • 2 ounces Apple Cider chilled
  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • ½ to one tsp maple syrup optional
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer chilled
  • Apple wedges for garnish


  • If serving a large group, put the cider, bourbon, and maple syrup in a pitcher and chill for at least an hour. Then, pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold.
  • Pour the mixture through a strainer over ice in a glass, then top with the cold ginger beer. Gently stir.
  • Serve the food garnished with an apple wedge.
  • If serving a large group, put the cider, bourbon, and maple syrup in a pitcher and chill for at least an hour. Then, pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold.
  • Pour the mixture through a strainer over ice in a glass, then top with the cold ginger beer. Gently stir.
  • Serve the food garnished with an apple wedge.



Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 6gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 44mgSugar: 6gCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails
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