Articles Tagged: Brandy

The Sidecar

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There are numerous stories on the Sidecar’s origins. However, Harry’s Bar in Paris is generally credited with inventing the Sidecar for a patron who often rode in the sidecar of a motorcycle. Pictured is the Sidecar we drank at Harry’s.

I am grateful to this unknown and unsung mixologist who brought us this cocktail, as it is my personal favorite, and I am eternally grateful to the Bix in San Francisco for introducing me to … Read more

Fog Cutter Cocktail

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The Fog Cutter Cocktail or Fogcutter Cocktail is a classic TIki drink.  It was created by Tony Ramos a bartender at Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood sometime in the 1930s.  Not for the faint of heart, they say if you are a bit foggy headed, this one will cut right through. … Read more

Sesame Nog

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I wanted to showcase Sesame in a cocktail and it was no easy task. There were many attempts to get to that final one. The final result is very nicely balanced and, the Sesame pairs really well with a good Brandy Egg Nog.… Read more

Five Drinks That Will Sleigh Santa

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When Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing.

Here are our top five picks that will knock Santa’s socks off:

    Connie’s Hot Buttered Rum – one of my personal favorite’s. Santa is sure to love this drink and it will keep him

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Scary Sangria

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The Olympic

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I usually don’t recycle our Drink of the Week, but we figured once every 4 years is acceptable for honoring the opening of the Olympic Games. What can I say, this cocktail, aptly named “The Olympic” wins a gold medal every time!… Read more

Celebrate National Cognac Day

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It might be hard to believe today, but cognac was as popular through the end of the 19th century as vodka is today! In fact, cognac was the original “must have” spirit and it was hard for cognac producers to meet demand. In the 17th century, the Dutch ruled the oceans and went from country to country trading wares. The Dutch realized that the wine they traded frequently spoiled on the voyage but the brandewijn, … Read more

Regent’s Punch

This punch has a royal lineage and was allegedly developed by King George IV when he was Prince of Wales!… Read more

The Mockingjay

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Fumble Roosky

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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.

We liked this drink and the name. Here’s hoping Tom Brady and Eli Manning don’t have too many Fumble Rooskys!

Ingredients:
1 part Pisco Portón
1 part amaro
1 part ginger beer
1 part cola

Directions:
Stir in glass filled with ice and strain … Read more

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