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Top 5 brandy cocktail recipes

Brandy cocktail recipes have been around many years, with some recipes dating back as early as the 1900’s. If you’re looking to spice up the way you drink brandy or impress a few friends at your next dinner party then continue reading.

The brandy crusta  

The brandy crusta dates back to the late 1800’s and so it is considered a classic in the world of brandy cocktails. While this drink has been carried from generations to generations, the recipe is still one of the most popular in the world and of course, is still delicious today.

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Ingredients

  • 60ml cognac
  • 15ml brandy
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Maraschino liqueur
  • Angostura bitters

Method

  1. Coat the rim of the cocktail glass with lemon juice and sugar.
  2. Thereafter, curl a long thick lemon peel, twist and place it all around the inside of the rim of the glass.
  3. Fill your mixing glass with ice.
  4. Add cognac, brandy, lemon juice, Maraschino liqueur and a dash of Angostura bitters to the mixing glass.
  5. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  6. Strain the drink into a glass and serve.

Recipe source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sidecar

Another classic cocktail infused with brandy, the sidecar has a wonderful flavour and is mouth-wateringly delicious. Serve this drink when you have guests over and you won’t be sorry. 

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Ingredients

Method

  1. Pour the lemon juice, brandy, and cognac in an ice-filled shaker.
  2. Shake well to combine the ingredients.
  3. Strain mixture into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish the drink with an orange twist.

Recipe source: www.telegraph.co.uk

La Tour Eiffel

Gaz Regan, a legend in cocktail circles, created this classic drink to tantalise the taste buds and explode the mind. The La Tour Eiffel is an elegant drink and is perfect to serve your guests when they arrive at your dinner party.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. absinthe
  • 75ml cognac
  • 15ml triple sec, Cointreau
  • 15ml Suze
  • Twist of lemon.

Method

  1. Pour absinthe into a champagne glass.
  2. Coat the rim of the glass with the absinthe.
  3. Add a few ice cubes according to preference and set aside.
  4. Fill the mixing glass with ice.
  5. Thereafter, add the cognac, Cointreau and Suze.
  6. Mix the ingredients to combine.
  7. Tip the ice and absinthe from the champagne glass.
  8. Strain the cocktail mixture into the glass.
  9. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Recipe source: www.telegraph.co.uk 

The Corpse Reviver

As its name suggests, this drink is intended to help beat a hangover. There are several versions of the Corpse Reviver as the drink dates back to the early 1930’s. Here’s our favourite version of the brandy cocktail.

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Ingredients

  • 60ml cognac
  • 30ml calvados
  • 30ml sweet vermouth.

Method

  1. Fill mixing glass with ice.
  2. Add cognac, calvados and sweet vermouth.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.

Recipe source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Metropolitan

As old as the Manhattan and Martinez, The Metropolitan is a classic brandy cocktail. If you can handle a strong drink that’s laced with lemon flavour then you’ll enjoy The Metropolitan. Here’s our recipe to make your very own Metropolitan cocktail at home:

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Ingredients

  • 45ml brandy
  • 30 ml sweet vermouth
  • ½ tsp. simple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Angostura bitters.

Method

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  3. Shake well to combine ingredients.
  4. Strain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass.

Recipe source: www.cocktails.about.com

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