Articles Tagged: Brandy

Nazca

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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.

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

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

To make … Read more

Bridesmaid Sidecar

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

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

Courtesy of Camus VS Elegance Cognac.… Read more

The NFL Cocktail Playoffs!

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From the frozen tundra of Green Bay to the storied harbors of Baltimore, NFL Playoff football will captivate the minds and hearts of millions of thirsty fans across the world! I’m sure you have the snack menu in your head and the big screen polished up, but does your drink of choice truly represent the team your rooting for?

Don’t worry Superfan, I’m going to give you the rundown of the hometown favorites, the tailgate … Read more

January is National Hot Tea Month

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January is National Hot Tea Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to jump right in and start enjoying some piping hot cocktails!

Tea dates as far back as the 10th century and has been a popular beverage in many cultures. It’s packed with antioxidants, flavonoids and has even been proven to improve the body’s natural defenses against bacteria and viruses. So, while you’re digging into these recipes remember that you’re also doing Read more

Twelve Days of Christmas Drinks – Day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Eight Maids a Chocolate Milking

Ingredients:
1oz Cointreau
1oz white crème de cacao
1/2oz brandy
1oz heavy cream

Directions:
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass… Read more

Red Hot Chocolate

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

Directions:
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

Hey, Nice Shot!

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It’s almost Thanksgiving dinner time. Can you taste the succulent turkey on your lips, the buttery mashed potatoes caressing your palate and all of the sides and trimmings your heart desires? We’re excited to celebrate Thanksgiving every year, but even among all of the splendor spread across our dinner tables, there’s always one problem we have yet to solve – dessert!

We’ll do almost anything to make room for that slice of pie, cake or … 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

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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Essential Glassware – Snifter

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If you enjoy drinking brandy or whiskey neat, then a snifter is essential glassware for your home bar.

This type of stemware is wide at the bottom with a narrower top. The shape allows you to swirl the spirit to coat the glass and directs the spirit’s aroma to your nose, heightening the aromatic experience of sipping cognac, scotch, bourbon or another aged, brown liquor you like.

Though they hold about six ounces, it’s best … Read more

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