Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Straight


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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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

Hand out the glass with the bottle of Brandy to the customer, also a glass of ice water; as Brandy is never kept on ice the bartender should put a piece of ice in the glass; it is not pleasant to drink when warm; do the same with all other liquors that are not kept on ice.