Brandy

C Carrot Spirit Review

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Easter may have passed, but that doesn’t negate the need for a liquor made from 100% carrots. C Carrot Spirit comes from Boardroom Spirits, a Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based distiller making unique spirits based on Hungarian-style fruit brandies. We’ve previously reviewed their…

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B Beet Spirit Review

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Thanksgiving is nigh: meaning it’s as good a time as any to talk about clear brandy made entirely from root vegetables. B is a new product of Boardroom Spirits, a distillery hailing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. B is Boardroom Spirits’s take…

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Brandy Milk Punch Recipe

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The Brandy Milk Punch is a classic cocktail that dates back a couple hundred years, but it’s most famously associated with Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. The rich and delicious drink makes a great nightcap or, even better, a companion…

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Chicago Cocktail

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The Chicago Cocktail dates back to the 19th Century, but we first came across it in the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. Comprised of all booze, it’s a potent mix that drinks surprisingly light thanks to its topper of sparkling wine….

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This Week in Booze

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Tequila Herradura Releases Cognac Cask Finish Reposado Herradura just announced the release of its second in a series of limited edition tequilas. First up was the rich and fruity Port Cask Finish Reposado, while this week brings us a Cognac…

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Brandy Crusta

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The Brandy Crusta was perhaps the pinnacle of 1800s cocktailing. First created around 1840 or 1850, the Brandy Crusta modified the classic cocktail template — spirit, sugar, water and bitters — with some fresh lemon juice and a dash of…

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Germain-Robin Brandy Reviews

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Germain-Robin Brandy is hand-distilled in small batches in California. Germain-Robin was started in the 1980s by Ansley Coale and Hubert Germain-Robin, who comes from a long line of cognac producers.  The company released its first brandy in 1987, and recently…

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Singapore Sling

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The Singapore Sling was invented around 1910 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in Singapore.  And like many classic drinks, the recipe was lost decades ago, resulting in bartenders scrambling to make an interpretation of…

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The Fogcutter

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Like so many good tiki drinks from the glory days of Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron and Don the Beachcomber, the Fogcutter dwindled into obscurity for decades.  But after its turn languishing in obscurity, this drink has again begun to appear…

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