Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Burnt Brandy and Peach

This drink is very popular in the Southern States, where it is sometimes used as a cure for diarrhœa.
1 wine-glass Cognac

Ingredient: Cognac

What it is:  Brandy

Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.

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1/2 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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burned in a saucer or plate
2 to 3 slice peach

Ingredient: peach

What it is:  Fruit
The modern botanical consensus is that peaches originated in China, and were introduced to Persia and the Mediterranean region along the Silk Road before Christian times. Cultivated peaches are divided into clingstones and freestones, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both can have either white or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness.

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(Use small bar glass.)

Place the dried fruit in a glass and pour the liquid over them.