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Recipes Tagged with “Brandy”

Corpse Reviver No. 1

Cocktails Brandy Untested


  • 1 ½ oz. brandy
  • ¾ oz. Calvados
  • ¾ oz. sweet Italian vermouth


Chill a coupe glass. Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into coupe.

The New York Times

Masala Milk Punch

Cocktails Brandy Rum Untested Whiskey


  • 9 black tea bags
  • 2 oz. ground masala spice blend
  • 2 oz. freshly grated ginger
  • 3/4 oz. rye
  • 3/4 oz. cognac
  • 3/4 oz. rum
  • 2 oz. whole milk


Simmer the first three ingredients in 4 cups of water for 20 minutes. Strain into a liquid measuring cup, then add an equal amount of sugar to make a 1:1 syrup. Stir until dissolved.

For each drink, fill a 9-oz mug with boiling water. In a separate glass, combine 1/2 oz. masala tea syrup with the rye, cognac, rum, and milk. When the mug is hot, discard the water, pour the contents of the glass into the bug, and top with more boiling water. Garnish with freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg.

Sugar House Detroit, via Spirit Magazine


Cocktails Brandy Lemon


  • 3-4 dashes [6-8 mL] simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes [3-6 mL] orange cordial (Cointreau)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small wine-glass [3 oz?] brandy


Shake over ice, strain. Top with soda.

“Scientific Bar-Keeping,” 1884, Joseph W. Gibson (via Webtender)


Cocktails Brandy


  • 8 parts brandy/Cognac
  • 2 parts Cointreau
  • 1 part lemon juice


Shake with ice, strain, serve in martini glass.