Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  33
2 dash gum syrup

Ingredient: gum syrup

Also Known As:  Gomme syrup What it is:  Syrup

An ingredient commonly used in mixed drinks. Like bar syrups, it is a sugar and water mixture, but has an added ingredient of gum arabic which acts as an emulsifier.

Substitution:  simple syrup

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2 dash Peychaud bitters

Ingredient: Peychaud bitters

What it is:  Bitters
Substitution:  bitter

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or Agnostura bitters
1 jigger brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1 piece lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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twisted peel or marachino cherry

A mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, two dashes gum-​syrup, two dashes Peyschaud or Angostura bitters, one jigger brandy. Mix and strain into cocktail-​glass. Add a piece twisted lemon-​peel or a maraschino cherry.