Brandy Drinks

Brandy drinks were a vital part of cocktail culture. Brandy is readily available, and lends itself especially to warm weather, the tastes of lemons, oranges, cherries and believe it or not, eggs. Try these brandy drink recipes, you won’t be disappointed.

Brandy Smash

This wonderful cocktail is extraordinarily refreshing. Brandy Smash Recipe 2 ounces of brandy simple syrup 2 springs of fresh mint 2 orange slices In shaker add mint, simple syrup and brandy.  Briefly muddle.  Add ice and shake.  In a cocktail glass add fresh or muddled mint, fresh ice, and strain in the cocktail mixture.  Garnish […]

Brandy Crusta

The Brandy Crusta is a classic cocktail with no compare.  It can also be made with gin or other spirits, but Brandy is a personal favorite. Here’s how to make a Brandy Crusta, based on an adaptation from Jerry Thomas’ famous instructions. Brandy Crusta Recipe 1 1/2 ounces Brandy 2 -3 dashes of  Curac0a Tablespoon […]

Cherry Brandy

Cherry Brandy is another classic infused brandy. It is great to mix in brandy drinks, and is wonderful on its own.  This brandy drink is best made with fresh cherries, dark and sweet.  To add a bit of flavor, cherry pits, the kernels of apricots or bitter almonds are added.  This  infused Cherry Brandy simply […]

Ginger Brandy

This delightful recipe for Ginger Brandy isn’t for a brandy drink per se, but the infused brandy is an absolutely delightful concoction all on its own, or with a cube of ice.  Of course, Ginger Brandy would be excellent in a Brandy Hot Toddy, mulled wine, or even sangria. This Ginger Brandy Recipe is adapted […]

Brandy Fix

Here’s another Brandy drink, and a classic at that. Brandy Fix Cocktail Recipe 1 1/2 ounces of Brandy 1/2 ounce of water (seltzer, club or still) a teaspoon of sugar lemon twist or slice In a rocks glass stir brandy and sugar.  Add ice, stir and top of with water.  Garnish with a twist.

Brandy Flip

A Brandy Flip is similar to what we would call an eggnog martini or an eggnog cocktail, today. But a Brandy Flip sounds so much better, don’t you think? Brandy Flip Recipe Fill a shaker with ice Crack one egg into shaker 2 level teaspoonfuls  Sugar. 1 1/2 ounces of Brandy. Shake well; strain into […]