Brandy Recipes

The Great Pumpkin

post iconThis drink is perfect for Autumn and a nice change of pace from many of the ultra-sweet cocktails that make the rounds on Halloween. You can sip the Great Pumpkin while you wait for the Great Pumpkin to appear …Read More

The Apricot Haunt

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Ingredients:
1 part Courvoisier VSOP
1 part fresh lemon sour
1.5 part apricot brandy
4 parts apple cider

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon spiral twist and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

Courtesy of Courvoisier Cognac.… Read more

A Happy Jewish New Year

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We know that the Jewish New Year officially started last week and the high holidays are ending with the Yom Kippur, which is starting this evening. But, we figure that late is still better than never.

I don’t find it easy to make drink recommendations for most Jewish holidays. Most of the holidays are somber and don’t seem quite as festive as the Christian holidays (and for my love of other cultures, I will admit … Read more

Dra-Kahlúa

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Welcome to the 31 Drinks of Halloween!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Kahlúa
1/2 oz Martell V.S. Cognac
1/2 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Blood orange wedge, garnish

Directions:
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a n chilled, half sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a blood orange wedge.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Kahlúa.

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Sangria Basics

post iconSangria 101: It is so good … and so easy! …Read More

Independence

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac
3/4 oz Ruby Port
3/4 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth

Directions:
Stir over ice. Strain into Champagne flute.

Created by Ted Kilgore – St. Louis, MO. Courtesy of Camus Cognac.… Read more

Fancy Bourbon Punch

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Ingredients:
1 liter Maker’s Mark
1 cup granulated sugar
Peels of 3 lemons and 1 orange
Juice of peeled fruit
1 liter of strong tea (preferably green tea)
250 ml champagne (club soda can be used for a less fancy version)
Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
Combine sugar and citrus peels in the bottom of a punch bowl. Muddle together until sugar starts to clump together. Let sit for about 2 hours, (while not necessary, this … Read more

Via Veneto

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz brandy
½ oz Sambuca
½ oz lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoon sugar syrup

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Strawberry Pisco Sour

post iconStrawberry Pisco Sour, a fruity floral twist on a favorite …Read More

Honeymoon

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A cocktail for every newlywed!

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz apple brandy
¾ oz Benedictine
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp triple sec

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Mix well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.… Read more

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