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Brandy Cocktail Recipe

Brandy Cocktail Recipe

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January 18, 2011


Ray Foley

Brandy meets bitters in this great cocktail.



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  • 1½ ounces brandy
  • ½ ounce curaçao
  • ½ teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


Combine the ingredients in a shaker with cracked ice and stir. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.


Side Car Cocktail recipe

Hello, this is Holden! Do you guys know the term'sidecar'? Probably, the 30s are a term that temporarily suspends all trading in the stock market, the 40s are the side brakes next to the driver's seat, and the 50s onwards the memories of the cars in the picture. Those of you who read this will remember it by the name of the cocktail, right? let's begin!

1. Story

It's a cocktail named after the car 'Side Car' that made an outstanding performance in the battlefield during World War I. There is a theory that it was made by a French soldier, and that it was devised by a bartender in Paris. If you use gin instead of brandy, it becomes 'White lady', if you use vodka it becomes 'Balalaika', and if you use light rum, it becomes 'X, Y, Z'.

2. Information

- Cointreau or Triple Sec 1oz

3. Steps

1. Cool the cocktail glass with ice.

4. Add 1 oz of c ointreau or triple sec.

5. Add 1/4 oz of lemon juice.

6. Close the shaker and shake vigorously.

7. Discard the cocktail glass ice and pour the shaker's drink.

4. Taste

★★ ★ ☆☆ : S weetness
★★ ★ ☆☆ : Alcohol
★★ ★ ☆☆ : Body
★★ ★ ☆☆ : Unique

Brandy is a grape distilled drink. It is Curacao, or Orange Liqueur, that highlights the rich aroma of this brandy. Curacao comes with a variety of colored products. The brandy itself has an amber color, so you use the white Curacao c ointreau to avoid interference. Many people only eat brandy, but this cocktail is perfect for those who feel overwhelmed. The blend of fresh orange and lemon scented brandy is really good. If you feel overwhelmed with the product, try buying oranges and lemons directly into cheap brandy on the market. Nothing is better than the real fruity flavor!

6. Tips

■ You can also use Triple Sec instead of Cointro. Both are orange liqueurs, right?

■ In the past, it was in the form of 1/3 each, but recently, there is a tendency to reduce the combination of c ointreau or lemon juice and make the taste of brandy more rich. Adding 1 slice of orange in the shaker will enhance the scent.

[Appendix : Cocktail ingredients]

Cognac and Almagnac, which are familiar to us, are typical alcoholic drinks made from fermented fruit juice or wine. By production year, VSOP is 15-30 years, XO is 50 years, extra is 70 years, and Napoleon is 100 years of maturation. (Varies by manufacturer)

Lemons are native to the Himalayas, and grow well in relatively cool, unchanged climates. Since it has a lot of vitamin C and citric acid, it has a strong sour taste, and lemon oil is squeezed from the skin and used as a raw material for beverages, perfumes and lemonade. In addition, fruit juice is used as a raw material for beverages, vinegar, and cosmetics, and is also used as a fragrance when making sweets.

A liqueur made from bitter orange peel, produced since 1849. It is usually drink on the rock with ice, and is also used as an ingredient for various cocktails.

It is a liqueur that means'manufactured by repeated distillation three times' and is a representative product of Curacao (a liqueur made from orange). It has a sweet taste, has an orange scent, and is colorless and odorless, so it is often used as a cocktail material.

Blackberry Brandy Drinks

Choose from 48 drink recipes containing Blackberry Brandy.

Learn more about Blackberry Brandy in the drink dictionary!

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The Bombay Cocktail Recipe

In Wednesday's column, I wrote about brandy and how it's really seen better days as a cocktail ingredient. While nowadays it's unusual to find a cocktail menu that includes more than a couple of drinks with cognac or other brandies as a base, the spirit was once a major player in mixology: brandy served as a foundation in Colonial-era punches, cognac appeared as a star player in 19th century cocktails and their kin, and brandy played a major role behind the bar well into the 20th century.

Here's a brandy-based classic that dates to at least 1930: the Bombay Cocktail.

I first tasted this drink several months ago at Bar Agricole in San Francisco, where it's on the menu. The recipe appears in The Savoy Cocktail Book, compiled in London in the waning years of the great American drought (as many at the time considered Prohibition).

The Bombay Cocktail is a study in delicate balance made with a foundation of brandy. Bar Agricole uses California-made Marian Farms brandy, but you can go at it with a good domestic such as Germain-Robin Craft Method brandy, or with a decent mixing cognac such as Pierre Ferrand Ambre or Martell VSOP—the Bombay Cocktail soothes the richness of the base spirit with a healthy dose of two types of vermouth, a touch of curacao to lend a subtle sweetness, and some absinthe for depth and character. Medium-bodied and full of flavor without coming on too aggressive, the Bombay Cocktail offers a glimpse at another time, when brandy was one of the regents of the cocktail kingdom.

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. 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 the wonderful libation.

Like the Martini, the Sidecar has recently experienced a renaissance. The Sidecar was invented in the early 1900s and was popular until the beginning of World War II but, unfortunately, was forgotten by most when the War came to an end. A few years ago, my request for a Sidecar was often met with, “Are you sure? That’s what my grandmother drinks.” Luckily, the Sidecar is now enjoying a renewed popularity and can be easily had at most drinking establishments.

Over the past few years we have diligently attempted to recreate that first wondrous Sidecar at the Bix. Although we never recreated our first Sidecar, we have perfected my personal favorite (listed below) made with equal parts Armagnac (a french brandy very similar to cognac with a mellower taste), cointreau and lime juice.

When we began our Sidecar journey, I had no idea so many types of Sidecars existed. There are Sidecars for those who prefer brandy, cognac, gin, vodka and even irish whiskey. Join me in a toast to the Sidecar with a few of the concoctions listed below. After all, it would be a shame if the noble Sidecar were once again forgotten.

Apricot Brandy cocktail recipes

Shake all ingredients (except lime wedge) with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add the wedge of lime and serve.

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry, and serve.

Stir all ingredients well with cracked ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Pour apricot brandy and lime juice into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add club soda, stir and serve.

Pour apricot brandy. Add lemon juice. Fill in with orange juice and add ice cubes. Shake.

Optional: Add 1/2 oz triple sec, or 1 teaspoon grenadine.

Pour ingredients into an ice-filled collins glass. Add a lemon spiral to finish.

Pour the apricot brandy, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add the club soda, stir well, and serve.

Pour the apricot brandy, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail glass half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry, and serve.

Pour the apricot brandy into a highball glass. Fill with tonic water, garnish with a twist or spiral of lemon peel, and serve.

Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass, sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.

Pour the apricot brandy into a collins glass filled with ice cubes and add the soda. Stir gently and garnish with some fresh raspberries and an orange peel.

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Shake all liquid ingredients with ice and strain over ice cubes. Serve with straw.

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Pour the apricot brandy, DeKuyper Peachtree schnapps, Kahlua coffee liqueur and sour mix into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a 10-12 oz highball glass. Fill with 7-up. Stir, and serve.

Blend briefly with half a glassful of crushed ice. Serve in a wine goblet.

Stir brandy and chartreuse with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Float unbroken egg yolk on top and serve.

Shake ingredients together with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Pour into an ice-filled highball glass, and serve.

Blend briefly with three-quarters of a glassful of crushed ice. Serve in a double-cocktail glass garnished with a slice of orange speared with a cherry.

Pour the apricot brandy, triple sec and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Shake, strain into a cordial or liqueur glass, and serve.

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled whiskey sour glass, and serve.

Spanish Coffee with Espresso

For a totally different experience with a coffee cocktail, this Spanish Coffee with Brandy is a must try absolutely swoon worthy with the flavors of orange and brandy.


  • For the Rim:
  • Raw brown sugar, I used Sugar in the Raw
  • 1 orange, cut into sections

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 oz. espresso coffee
  • 1 oz. regular coffee
  • 1 tsp raw brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 oz. Brandy

For the Garnish:


  1. Rub a section of orange around the rim of a martini glass and dip the wet rim into the raw brown sugar crystals.
  2. Warm the espresso, regular coffee, raw brown sugar and brandy until just steaming but not boiling. Pour into the martini glass and top with a big dollop of whipped cream.
  3. Garnish with the grated orange zest.


I used instant espresso but coffee from my coffee maker. I have a stovetop espresso maker but thought I would try the instant and it was so good there is no need to make espresso unless you want to!

From Punch (

  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 whole egg (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)

Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Combine ingredients in shaking tin and shake long and hard to emulsify the egg.
  2. Strain into a London dock glass and dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

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Good Apples: The Best Apple Brandy Cocktail Recipes

First, an explanation: Apple brandy is not the sweet, green stuff you drank back in college. It’s a centuries-old liquor distilled from apples. In France, its oldest form is called calvados, and in America, it was made before there was a Constitution.

Lately, though, there’s been renewed interest in the spirit, and distilleries across the U.S. are producing impeccable versions with the smooth warmth of whiskey and the fruit notes of cognac. Bartenders, naturally, have taken notice and are experimenting with the spirit, perfect in boozy sippers as well as citrusy sour cocktails. Here are three to try at home.

In Praise of the Nightcap: The Best Cocktail Recipes to Make Before Bed

Looking for more easy cocktail recipes? Here are four tasty drinks!

  • Delicious and refreshing: It has delicious sweet, citrus flavours and warming spices that complement one another so well. The fizz and unique flavour from the ginger ale is satisfying as you drink it too.
  • A great winter holiday cocktail: Perfect to serve at Christmas, at a New Years party, or just to enjoy while winding down the day.
  • Easy to put together: This recipe makes one serving, but can easily make many drinks quickly, especially if all the ingredients are prepared ahead of time.
  • Adaptable: Add more or less brandy (or other ingredients) according to your personal tastes.

I hope you try this cocktail! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I&rsquom @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share your recipe pictures!