Sunday, January 8, 2017

Brandy Cocktail

A great cocktail for such a nondescript name. The Brandy Cocktail is the classic mixture of spirits, sugar and bitters that has become the definition of a cocktail. There are sherry, port wine, and rye whiskey cocktails with the same patent name and set of ingredients.

None of these cocktails make a great impression in a cocktail glass, however, if they only call for two ounces of spirit. The Rye Cocktail for one, does have plenty of heft to it, so it is beautiful. For the Brandy Cocktail, I chose to use a pousse cafe glass, which is pretty much a cocktail glass of smaller dimensions.
  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon twist
Combine sugar and liquid ingredients in a shaker and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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