Originally sipped as an after-dinner drink, Brandy is a common ingredient in many cocktails we enjoy today like a refreshing Fruity Sangria. Brandy is rarely called out as the main star in recipes, however its unique flavor is a major key to many cocktails. A staple in most home bars, Hennessy V.S. Cognac or Remy Martin are among top sellers in this category. Brandy Drinks like the Sidecar date back to the prohibition era and can still be found on many bar menus today. Try this modern twist on a sidecar, the Blood Orange Armagnac Sidecar mixed up by one of our top shelf bloggers.