We love gin and vodka, but brown spirits are like treasures. Sure, whiskey is great year-round, but brandy has that rich taste that’s perfect for winter. Brandy has a long history, so it’s no surprise to see it plenty of vintage cocktails. You’ve probably had the Sidecar and maybe even the original Sazerac. Now it’s time to get truly brandied.
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Apple cider has been a favorite since we all can remember. Why not add some cognac? Using orange juice and an allspice liqueur, this cocktail has all the components of a drink perfect for winter.
Get the recipe for the Flannel.
Sometimes, there’s nothing like a simple, rich cocktail to give you all you need. The Angel Face is that cocktail. Combining gin, apple brandy and apricot liqueur, this spirituous drink is easy to make, easy to sip and a nice punch in the face right when you need it. Our advice? Don’t drink too many.
Get the recipe for the Angel’s Face.
Sometimes two unlikely foes make great music together, and in the Symphony, apple brandy and mezcal sing. A combination of dry, sweet and smoky, this cocktail is quite complex. Make this drink for your friends and they’ll think you’ve been making cocktails your entire life.
Get the recipe for The Symphony.
Cognac, rye, walnut, amaro, Strega: Is there anything this cocktail doesn’t have? The flavors in the Tender Nob are intense yet come together for a smooth sip. If you’re the enthusiast with a lot of bottles in your liquor cabinet, dust some off and give this drink a try.
Get the recipe for the Tender Nob.
If whiskey is for the everyman, cognac is for the elite. Crafted to perfection in France and sipped on by royalty—including Jay Z—no wonder a drink called The Royal Crest would be made with a French spirit. Accompanied by white wine and garnished with a crown of grapes, let this be the first cocktail you have on your brand new yacht.
Get the recipe for The Royal Crest.
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