Sparkling Cognac Rum Banana Cocktail

Meet Banana Sparkles, the latest creation to #DrinkYourGram as curated by your votes! This week I asked you for your favourite Breakfast preferences, from Savoury to Sweet meals, Orange vs Grapefruit juice and more. The result was a bubbly refreshing cocktail to best compliment your hearty meals. Check out the recipe and results below!

I asked everyone to vote on the following and which they preferred for breakfast!

Vote #1 – Sweet vs. Savoury (73%)

Vote #2 – Grapefruit Juice vs. Orange Juice (55%)

Vote #3 – Coffee (75%) vs Tea

Vote #4 – Bubbles (60%) vs. Cocktail

With all this in mind, I wanted a refreshing cocktail to compliment your Savoury breakfast (psst, I’m the same!). I thought of some of my favourite spirits to mix when it comes to a sparkling cocktail. With that, I decided to mix Cognac, Jamaican Rum, Banana Liqueur with a dash of Grand Marnier for that Orange with some fresh lemon. In addition, I added a few dashes of Apothecary’s Cacao and Coffee Bitters to bring some of that coffee flavour I know everyone loves. This is officially my cocktail for brunch time. I know I made a list for everyone last week, but I can’t tell you how well the flavours came together!

If you’d like to vote for next week’s #DrinkYourGram, make sure to head over to my Instagram page where you can vote in my stories!

Banana Sparkles

A delicious and refreshing sparkling cocktail made with Cognac, Rum, Grand Marnier and Banana Liqueur.

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 1/2 oz Cognac H by Hine used here
  • 1/2 oz Appleton Estate Rum 8 yr
  • 1/2 oz Briottet Creme de Banane Liqueur *
  • 1/4 oz Grand Marnier a dash of this is fine!
  • 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 dashes Apothecary's Cacao and Coffee Bitters
  • 1 oz Sparkling Wine


  1. Grab a shaker and fill with ice and add all the ingredients except the sparkling wine. Give this a vigorous shake.

  2. Strain into chilled coupe glass, and top with Sparkling Wine.

  3. Optional Garnish – Orange Peel or I used freshly grated Nutmeg here.

Recipe Notes

*If you have access to Tempus Fugit Spirits Creme de Banane, you WILL NOT regret this purchase. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find it here in Ontario, but when you do see it abroad, grab it! Otherwise Briottet’s version is a great substitute and what I used here.

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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