Prescription Julep

There are countless rifts on Julep recipes, bu this adapted version is a favorite of cocktail historian David Wondrich, who calls it “the tastiest Mint Julep recipe” he knows. You taste the subtle spice from rye whisky and a blast of chilled smooth Cognac, rounded with aromatic orange bitters. It’s sharp, cold and elegant – everything …

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Tom & Jerry

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy this lush cocktail. But you will need to prepare the Tom & Jerry batter, which combines eggs, vanilla, rum and sugar. The Tom & Jerry is a traditional Christmas-time cocktail that has been attribute to Pierce Egan, a British writer who introduced the drink back …

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Champagne Bowler

We found this recipe on the Spruce Eats. This wine cocktail dates to at least the 1930s and ’40s and uses both white wine and cognac topped with sparkling wine – essentially three ingredients that are grape-based. This is the perfect summer drink! INGREDIENTS 1/2 oz Cognac 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1 oz White Wine 4 oz …

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B&B Cocktail

B&B stands for Bénédictine D.O.M. and Brandy. A B&B is often served on the rocks. Some drinkers prefer it straight up and others like it slightly warmer. The brandy brings dryness to the sweetness of Benedictine which provides notes of honey, rosemary, sage, basil, and citrus peel. It is almost always served in a brandy snifter, which captures …

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The Beautiful Cocktail

One of the most famous cocktails that make for the perfect “nightcap” is one known as the B&B cocktail which is simple as mixing two spirits together, Brandy and Bénédictine. Well, the Beautiful Cocktail is driven off the same concept of enhancing your brandy or cognac with a top-shelf liqueur such as Grand Marnier. It’s …

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Morning Glory Fizz

From the name, it can be assumed this drink by late-1800s bartender Harry Johnson belongs in the canon of classic hair-of-the-dog hangover remedies. A potent blend of Scotch and absinthe, the Morning Glory Fizz’s rough edges are smoothed over with silky egg white and a splash of soda to quell the pangs of a hangover headache. …

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Cognac 75

Ever since it was published in The Savoy Cocktail Book and infiltrated the top bars in Paris and New York, the French 75 has reigned as one of the most elegant champagne cocktails one could ask for. While it is famously mixed with gin, it’s equally impressive when you pour cognac instead. The brandy is one of …

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Widows Kiss

The first mention of the Widow’s Kiss is in the 1895 book Modern American Drinks by George Kappeler. Kappeler was the head bartender at Holland House, a fancy New York hotel on the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street. This cocktail flaunts the elegant shades of fruity brandy that is brown with a dazzling shade of …

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Brandy Sangaree

This cocktail dates back to the late 1700s and is the perfect open-ended drink. This cocktail has a great balance of sweet and spice, with brandy being the perfect touch. INGREDIENTS 2 oz Brandy 1/2 oz Simple Syrup 1/2 oz Port Wine Soda Water Garnish: Freshly Grated Nutmeg PREPARATION In a highball glass, ddd brandy and syrup. …

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Brandy Cobbler

According to Jerry Thomas circa 1862, a cobbler—a class of drink all its own—is a simply a spirit or wine sweetened with sugar and fresh fruit, and served over ice. Most early versions used wine as a base spirit, but eventually cobblers of all different sorts began cropping up in American bars. Dale DeGroff is …

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