Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy and Ginger Ale

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 bottle ginger ale

Ingredient: ginger ale

Also Known As:  ginger beer What it is:  Additive
Carbonated soft drink that is flavored primarily with ginger, lemon, and sugar. It is rarely produced as an alcoholic beverage. A simple version of this recipe can be made at home today in which grated fresh ginger, sugar, a small amount of baker's yeast, and (optionally) lemon juice is bottled in a 2 liter bottle. It is sealed at room temperature to fermet for a day or two before refrigerating.

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Place a lump of ice in a long thin punch-glass, add one jigger brandy and a cold bottle of imported ginger ale.