Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandt Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  33
2 dash Angostura bitters

Ingredient: Angostura bitters

What it is:  Bitters

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1/3 jigger Crème de menthe (white)

Ingredient: Crème de menthe (white)

What it is:  Liqueur

A sweet, mint-flavored alcoholic beverage with flavor primarily derived from corsican mint. Available commercially in a colorless (called "white") and a green version (which obtains its color from the mint leaves or from the addition of coloring, if extract and not the leaves are used to make the liqueur). Both varieties have similar flavors and are interchangeable in recipes, except where the color is important.

Substitution:  Crème de menthe (green)

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2/3 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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Mixing-​glass half-​full fine ice, two dashes Angostura bitters, one-​third of a jigger white creme de menthe, two-​thirds of a jigger brandy. Mix well. Strain into cocktail-​glass; twist a piece of lemon-​peel over the top.