â€œFixesâ€ were popular in the 19th century before they fell into obscurity. Likely because many spirits began with a medicinal purpose in mind. Brandy was given to patients in the 19th and early 20th century as a means of cardiac stimulation. The liquor would increase cardiac output and raise one’s blood pressure. The only problem was, Brandy is also a depressant that could alternativelyÂ be used to sedate a patient. The â€˜fixâ€™ series of cocktails are a combination of base alcohol, citrus, and something sweet. This version of the Brandy Fix was first introduced in Harry Johnsonâ€™sÂ Bartenderâ€™s Manual, and has a well-balanced tarty taste. Enjoy a Brandy Fix tonight!
- 2 oz Cognac
- 1/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Sugar Syrup
- Garnish: Lemon Peel Twist
Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker half full of ice, add all your ingredients. Shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled and strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and, optionally, a maraschino cherry.
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