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Joe Bartender’s Guide To Brandy


Brandy is an alcoholic drink produced by boiling wines which has been made from grapes, apples, olives or any other fruit. The amount of alcohol in a brandy is variable and ranges from 40-60%. Brandy is typically and after meal drink at social events. The majority of brandy available is dark colored- the dark signifies that the drink has been aged. In most cases, only the brandy made from grapes is aged. When one uses the term brandy, the drink usually has been derived from grapes.

Brandy is made in many parts of the world including the USA, France, Portugal, South Africa. Germany, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Spain.

The most well known of all the brandy is that made in France called Cognac. It is the gold standard and all other brands are compared to it. Some of the best grapes in France are used to make cognac. The grapes are not always great for eating but still make a superb brandy. The brandy is aged in special casks made from limousine oak. The majority of cognac is aged for several years before use

When one buys a bottle of cognac, there is a label which indicates how old the drink is. Most people prefer to buy Cognac which is more than 2-4 years old

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Black Pagoda


Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Brandy
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
2 tsp Triple sec

Directions: In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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Blackjack #2


Ingredients:

1/2 oz Brandy
1 oz Kirschwasser
1 oz Coffee

Directions: Shake all ingredients with cracked ice, strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes, and serve.

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Bombay Cocktail


Ingredients:

1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Brandy
1/2 tsp Triple sec
1/4 tsp Anis

Directions: Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Popularity: 2% [?]

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Bosom Caresser


Ingredients:

crushed ice
1 1/2 oz Brandy
1 oz Madeira
1/2 oz Triple sec

Directions: In a mixing glass half-filled with crushed ice, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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