(n.) This grape brandy is made in the Charente region of France. The Dutch invented cognac in the 17th century after experimenting with different types of French wine as a…

mendo sidecar cocktail

Mendo Sidecar

First created during World War I, this Cognac-based cocktail traditionally had only two other ingredients: Cointreau and lemon juice. This version uses Germain-Robin XO brandy and maraschino liqueur.


Sugar Rim

A sugar-crusted rim is essential to the Crusta family of cocktails and a necessary accoutrement of the classic Cognac-based Sidecar. The key to a beautifully structured sugar rim is prepping…