Brandy Blazer

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)

Serve in a

Snifter glass

Garnish:

Lemon & orange zest twists

How to make:

POUR cognac into a warmed glass and rest the bowl of the glass on an old-fashioned glass so it lies on its side supported by the rim. FLAME the cognac and carefully move the glass back to an upright position sitting normally on your work surface. POUR in hot water (this will extinguish any remaining flame) and sugar. Stir, garnish and serve.

2 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
2 fl oz Boiling water
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

One way to warm your winter nights.

Variant:

Blue Blazer

History:

A variation on 'Professor' Jerry Thomas' Blue Blazer which involved theatrically pouring ignited brandy between two mugs.

See Blazer cocktails

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 15.95% alc./vol. (31.9° proof)
  • 20.3 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

Easy Jigger

The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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