Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Eau de Vie d'Oranges

What it is:  Brandy

An eau de vie (plural, eaux de vie; also spelled eau-de-vie and eaux-de-vie) is a clear, colorles fruit brandy that is produced by means of fermentation and double distillation. The fruit flavor is typically very light.

Note: 

Although eau de vie is a French term, similar distilled beverages are produced in other countries (for example, German Schnaps, Balkan rakia, Romanian tuica, Czech slivovitz, Hungarian palinka, Sri Lankan coconut arrack, Georgian chacha and Russian samogon.

Further reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eau_de_vie
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