Brandy Recipes

Summer Solstice Smash

post iconSummer Solstice Smash Welcome summer with this refreshing cocktail medley of fresh fruit …Read More

The Bookworm

post iconThe Bookworm Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to sit outside with a good book and a good cocktail. …Read More

Easter Bunny Cocktail

post iconEaster Bunny Cocktail This cocktail may be a hard one to hide under a rock for hunting, but it’ll makes the hunt all the better. …Read More

Sparkling Spring Punch

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Hobson’s Choice, chose punch as the theme. I really love the way punches bring people together. To me, serving punch means you’re celebrating … even if you’re only celebrating the fact that it’s Wednesday night.

This is a variation on a punch (inspired by this recipe) I figured since it was a great way to ring in the New Year, a little touch of lavender would make it a great way to celebrate the coming … Read more

Super Bowl XLIV Cocktail: Who Dat Highball

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Every Super Bowl party needs a signature cocktail! Here’s one for the Who Dat Nation. This gold highball is a twist on a classic New Orleans cocktail, the Roffignac. Go Saints!

Unlike many New Orleans cocktails, it’s easy to make in batches for a crowd. Just keep a mix of the cognac and syrup base in the fridge, and guests can pour themselves a drink and just top off with club soda.

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Red-Headed Slut: RIP

Born in Key West, although some say it was Los Angeles, she was both great as a shot and on the rocks. She had a great run, delighting sorority girls and frat boys on spring break for decades. However, her time has come and the Red-Headed Slut has passed on.

She was given a proper New Orleans burial least Saturday night, complete with a preacher and marching band. The funeral procession began at Harrah’s directly … Read more

Savoy Corpse Reviver

It’s Mixology Monday again and this month were are hosted by Chuck Taggart at The Gumbo Pages. Chuck picked the Amaro as the theme. If you don’t know what Amaro is, it is a variety of Italian herbal liqueur, commonly drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Amarai are typically made with herbs, roots, flowers, bark, and/or citrus peels steeped in alcohol, mixed with sugar and aged. Common brands are Fernet Branca, Cynar, and Luxardo. Even Jägermeister … Read more

Inaugural Orange Punch

This punch recipe is inspired by the Orange Punch served at Andrew Jackson’s inauguration in 1829, according to Eric Felten of the Wall Street Journal.

It was quite a rowdy crowd, and servers brought out buckets of the punch to lure the revelers out of the White House and on to the lawn.

Serve this to your own Inauguration Day party crowd on Jan. 20.

Inaugural Orange Punch

3 parts fresh orange juice
1 part … Read more

Apricot Stone Sour

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Reader Jerry asks, “How do you make an Apricot Stone Sour?” So we did some digging and here’s what we found out about this cocktail. The Apricot Stone Sour is actually quite easy to make, equal parts of apricot brandy, orange juice and sweet & sour mix. Some recipes, however, do adjust the ingredients to accommodate different tastes. Sometime a bit more brandy sometime a bit less. Anyway, it’s a classic.

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Rich Bourbon-Brandy Egg Nog

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It isn’t Christmas without egg nog! This recipe requires a little extra work compared with some, but it’s worth it. It uses cream, bourbon and brandy—so it’s rich and packs a punch. You can substitute other liquors, such as another type of whiskey or rum.

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