Well, I’ve found my new favorite cocktail. Just a variation on a theme, but this is a delicious drink, and one I will start ordering in bars to see if anyone will make one for me. As with the Gin Cocktail, there is both a regular and a “Fancy” version, made the same but presented differently, and that will be posted in short order as well.
I talked about Brandy Clark last time I had a drink that involved the word “Brandy,” and while she did release a new music video recently, this time I’ll talk about the very slightly more appropriate Brandy. I don’t really know who any of these people are in this article, or really what they’re talking about, but the general theme is that social media is awkward, and deleting things is useless because it’ll always get out there either way.
107. Brandy Cocktail
(Use small bar glass.)
- 3 or 4 dashes of gum syrup.
- 2 dashes of bitters (Bogart’s).
- 2 oz. of brandy.
- 1 or 2 dashes of Curaçoa.
- Squeeze lemon peel; fill one-third full of ice, and stir with a spoon.
BN: As I mentioned above, I loved this. It’s the same template as the Whiskey and Gin versions I’ve already discussed, but it’s just SO GOOD. Very smooth, both from the brandy and from the gum syrup, and you taste the bitters more strongly than in a bourbon one. And bitters are great. I actually prefer the “fancy” version slightly, only because this got a little watered down from the ice. Maybe a bit more lemon would be even nicer, too.
PiC: I like it! It has that nice warming feeling that I like from Old Fashioneds but not the harshness that comes with the bourbon. You could make it for parties really easily, either in batches or one on one.