Fancy Brandy

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Nutrition

There are approximately 171 calories in one serving of Fancy Brandy.

Bartender

Fancy Brandy image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Cognac VSOP
1/4 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
1/6 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
1/2 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Our review:

The appropriately named brandy based drink benefits from dilution, hence my addition of a splash of water.

History:

Adapted from a recipe by Charles Schumann, Munich, Germany, and published in his American Bar. Very similar to Jerry Thomas' Fancy Brandy Cocktail, published in his 1862 edition.

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