The Jordan Mackay story on Cointreau and Triple Sec http://www.chow.com/stories/10932 got me thinking about Sidecars--specifically, that although I am old enough to have lived under in ten different US Presidents and I am fond of both cognac and Cointreau I have somehow never managed to drink them together. Have never had a Sidecar. Must remedy this soon.
So, mindful of Jordan Mackay's other current article that reminds us that the most expensive spirits are often not the best mixers (true dat), when I order my first sidecar (or when I make it at home), what cognac or brandy should I ask for? Any other recommendations from those who drink these all the time?