Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Champerelle

1/4 sherry wine glass maraschino

Ingredient: maraschino

What it is:  Liqueur
Bittersweet, clear liqueur flavored with Marasca cherries, which are grown in Dalmatia, Croatia, mostly around the city of Zadar and in Torreglia (near Padua in Northern Italy).

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1/4 sherry wine glass Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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1/4 sherry wine glass Chartreuse (yellow)

Ingredient: Chartreuse (yellow)

What it is:  Liqueur

French liqueur composed of distilled alcohol flavored with 130 herbal extracts.

Substitution:  Chartreuse

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1/4 sherry wine glass 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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2 to 4 drop Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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(Use small wine-glass.)

Fill a sherry-glass one-fourth full maraschino, one-fourth full orange curacoa, one-fourth full yellow chartreuse, and one-fourth full brandy. Add a few drops of Angostura bitters carefully. Be sure to keep the different liqueurs from running into one another.