Brandy Recipes

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Vieux Carre

Vieux Carre or “Old Square” is how the local French refer to the French Quarter.  Created at the Hotel Monteleone in 1938 by bartender Walter Bergeron, the Vieux Carre has become one of the quintessential New Orleans cocktails.

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    Fumble Roosky

    This weekend is the Super Bowl. While we are bummed that our teams (the Packers and 49ers didn't make the Super Bowl), we think that it will be a great game.

    Lucky Dragon

    2 oz Camus Elegance VSOP Cognac
    .5 oz Grand Marnier
    .25 oz ginger liqueur

    Combine all ingredients with ice and stir.  Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.

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    Canal Street

    2 oz Camus Elegance VS Cognac
    4 oz ginger ale
    2 lemons
    2 limes

    Squeeze the lemons and limes over fresh ice. Add the Camus and ginger ale to the ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with cinnamon stick (optional).

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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not make some rose petal syrup? It’s pretty easy and, well girls like roses. Who wouldn’t impressed with this rosey pisco cocktail from the folks at Pisco Portón.

    2 parts Pisco Portón
    1.25 parts limoncello
    1 parts rose syrup
    2 parts lychee juice
    Top off with sparkling water

    Combine all ingredients and fill with sparkling water. Garnish with an edible rose petal.

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    Bridesmaid Sidecar

    2 oz Camus VS Elegance Cognac 
    1 oz sweet & sour mix
    1 oz Grand Marnier 

    Combine all in a shaker with ice; strain into a small rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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    Autumn Breeze Cocktail

    1 / 4 green apple, chopped
    1 / 2 oz. pumpkin spiced syrup
    3 / 4 oz. Berenzen Apfel (or other apple) liqueur
    1 1 / 2 oz. date infused VSOP cognac
    1 / 2 oz. lime juice


    Date infusion: In a 750 ml bottle, cut and pit nine Medjool dates and put directly in the bottle. Infuse for 24 hours.

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    Tom & Jerry

    Gather around the Christmas tree with a mug of something warm and boozy! The Tom & Jerry is a classic hot cocktail that’s just right for the holidays.

    You can leave out the booze for the kids and those who don’t drink alcohol, and it will still taste fantastic. This recipe isn’t difficult, but it does take a little extra attention. The flavor is much nicer than you’d get from a Tom & Jerry flavoring … Read more

    Red Hot Chocolate

    1 oz. Campari
    2 oz. Brandy
    3 oz. Whole Milk
    0.5 oz. heavy cream (optional)
    2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips

    Put milk, cream and chocolate in a milk frothing cup used for espresso. Froth milk as you would for cappuccino. When milk is hot remove frothing wand and whisk or stir vigorously until chocolate is completely melted. Add Campari and Brandy. Pour into heat-resistant cup. Can be garnished with 1 large hand-cut … Read more

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