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Best Brandy Drinks 2019

Brandy is one of those drinks that has an almost cult-like following. Whether you are pairing it with a cigar or a steak dinner, it is considered to be one of the classiest drinks out there, enjoyed by the rich and famous. The flavors vary but in general, all Brandy is strong, complex and leathery which makes it hard to create cocktails with it. But the fact that it is hard didn’t stop people from creating amazing recipes with it.  When created well, brandy cocktails tend to be some of the most delicious, flavorful drinks. The aftertaste is never disappointing so from drinking it straight to mixing with other spirits, it is an alcohol gem.

We have tested and tasted the following Brandy cocktails to find the best ones for you to try. From sweet to savory, these delicious beverages are all marvelous for you and your guests to try.

•    Silly Rabbit

Seasons greetings! This herbal tasting, sweet and comforting drink is one of the best things that has happened to Brandy. Created in 2016, Silly Rabbit Brandy cocktail has made quite a name for itself. Give it a try yourself and see how carrot, ginger, and pears come to make one great drink.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1 ½ oz. Pear Brandy
  • ¾ oz. Fresh carrot juice
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • ¼ oz Spicy Ginger Syrup
  • ¼ oz Rich Simple Syrup
  • 1 pear fan ( for garnish)

How to:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the pear brandy, carrot juice, lemon juice, Chartreuse, Spicy Ginger Syrup, and Rich Simple Syrup
  2. Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shake well
  4. Strain into a largely chilled coupe
  5. Garnish with the pear fan

•    Widows Kiss

The name sure is interesting but what’s more interesting is the taste of this brilliant mix. Widows Kiss is one of the most elegant brandy drinks. With its tasty punch, sweet and herbal notes, it will take you to bake to a simpler, more elegant time.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1.5 oz Calvados
  • 0.75 oz Green Chartreuse
  • 0.75 oz Benedictine
  • 2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

How to:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pint glass over ice and stir thoroughly
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe
  3. Garnish with a maraschino cherry

•    The Harvard

The legendary Ivy league school Harvard’s namesake cocktail as well… the Harvard. Out f the three major league schools that have signature cocktails (Princeton, Yale, and Harvard) that date back to the 1890s and The Harvard is hands down the tastiest of them all. Like all Brandy drinks, The Harvard is also very strong and rich in flavors. The fresh lemon juice adds a refreshing touch to the cocktail and the sweet vermouth adds the sweetness.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1.5 oz Bandy
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Real Grenadine
  • 3 dashes of aromatic bitters

How to:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pint glass over ice
  2. Stir thoroughly
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist

•    Brandy Daisy

Brandy Daisy is a classic. It dates all the way back to the early 1800s and it is simple to both make and to consume. The brandy is heavy, for sure, but the cocktail is a smooth drink with a lovely aftertaste. You can also switch the brandy for gin and make a Gin daisy(that is a thing).

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 1 oz brandy
  • 2 dashes
  • 2—3 dashes curacao liqueur
  • 3-4 dashes simple syrup
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 oz soda water

How to:

  1. Pour everything into a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shake really well
  4. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass
  5. Top with soda water

•    Club Cocktail Recipe

The book Just Cocktails mentioned the Club cocktail for the first time in 1939. Flavored with maraschino liqueur and pineapple juice, Club cocktail will shock you at how well sweet things go with Brandy. You can shake the pineapple juice to make foam n the top of the glass like some enjoy it or you can choose to have a flat cocktail instead. The recipe is simple to follow and we would recommend making more than one… you will want it.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 2 oz. Brandy
  • ½ oz maraschino liqueur
  • ½ oz pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Lemon peel for garnish
  • Strawberry for garnish

How to:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  2. Fill the shaker with ice
  3. Shale well
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with the strawberry and lemon

•    Vieux Carre Cocktail

A 1930s classic from New Orleans, a complex and brilliant drink that is still very popular today. A slow sipper with equal parts brandy, cognac, and sweet vermouth, the Vieux Carre is a joyful ride from beginning to end. If you are looking for a cocktail to impress, this is the one you should try.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • ¾ oz rye whiskey
  • ¾ oz. Cognac
  • ¾ sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • ½ teaspoon Benedictine Liqueur Cherry

How to:

  1. Get all the ingredients together
  2. Fill a mixing glass with ice
  3. Add all the ingredients in the mixing glass
  4. Stir well
  5. Strain into a cocktail glass
  6. Garnish your drink with a cherry

•    The Dons Bramble

Filled with berries mixed with lemon juice, the Dons Bramble is refreshing and delicious. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the beautiful mix of Brandy and the rest of the flavors.

Ingredients:

Servings: 1

  • 6 blackberries
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 oz. Pisco
  • Crushed ice
  • Small edible orchid or 1 lemon twist (to garnish)

How to:

  1. Muddle the berries with simple syrup, lemon juice, and salt in a cocktail shaker
  2. Strain into a chilled brandy glass
  3. Add ice and garnish as pleased

 

We hope you enjoy these Brand Drink recipes!