8 brandy cocktails
Crack open the brandy and make one of our easy cocktails, including a spiced sidecar and crowd-pleasing sangria
Brandy is a distilled spirit made from fermented fruit. Grape-based brandies like cognac and armagnac are well-known, but other famous brandies include calvados (made from apples) and Peruvian pisco (also made from grapes).
Check out our brandy cocktail recipes, including a spiced sidecar and classic sangria. We've also got other brandy-based cocktails, from a creamy brandy alexander to a pisco sour.
8 brandy cocktail recipes
For a cocktail with a serious kick, try this Singapore sling featuring brandy, Cointreau and gin.
A warming, cold-weather cocktail made using homemade spiced brandy. Omit the spices for a classic sidecar cocktail, or try using bourbon if you can’t find cognac.
Try brandy in this fantastic, refreshing cognac-based cocktail from Hawksmoor Spitalfields. The fruity characteristics of rosé makes it great for cocktails.
Channel sunny holiday vibes with this classic Spanish tipple. Mix brandy and orange-flavoured liqueur – we used Cointreau.
This decadent retro cocktail, made with crème de cacao, cream and brandy, makes the perfect dinner party dessert cocktail. A grating of fresh nutmeg adds a nutty, slightly sweet aromatic spice to this easy and elegant drink.
Try this classic Peruvian brandy cocktail from Virgilio Martinez, made with pisco, fresh lime juice and egg whites. A few drops of bitters are added to top the egg-white foam.
This surprisingly punchy dessert doubles up as a palate cleanser and a post-dinner pick-me-up after a heavy French meal.
This refreshing cocktail of apple (and brandy) infused iced tea is easy to make and perfect for a balmy summer evening.