Tag archive: brandy

The Brandy Alexander Cocktail

The Brandy Alexander cocktail is a sweet mixed drink perfect for serving after dinner; both men and women enjoy it, but the latter category especially, because it contains ingredients like creme de Cacao, fresh cream and grated nutmeg.

Delicious and Refreshing Sour Cocktails

Sour cocktails are very interesting and refreshing because they all use in common lime or lemon juice in order to remove some of the harshness of the alcohols used in them; speaking of alcohol, the most common types used for sours are whiskey, bourbon, gin and brandy.

The Tom and Jerry Cocktail

The Tom and Jerry cocktail is a Christmas beverage inspired by the classical rum and brandy eggnog, and it was invented by a British journalist by the name of Pierce Egan in the 1820s; the cocktail however, has nothing to do with the famous cartoon characters, but was named after two characters from Egan’s book.

The Aviation Cocktail

The Aviation cocktail was invented by a head bartender, Hugo Ensslin and, while it has nothing to do with actual aviation, its name might stem from the effects it has on the drinker; what makes this mixed drink so special is the addition of the rare and special creme de violette.

The Stinger Cocktail

In all its simplicity, the Stinger cocktail enjoyed a lot of popularity, especially during the 1940s and 1950s, when it also featured in a lot of movies of the time, proving that it was not only fashionable, but tasty as well, in all its variations.

The Traditional Eggnog

The Eggnog is a traditional holiday cocktail commonly associated with Christmas, especially in Great Britain, the United States and Canada; it can be made from homemade recipes or bought ready-made in stores, with alcohols like brandy, rum, whiskey, bourbon or vodka.

The Jack Rose Cocktail

We know very little about the actual origins of the delicious Jack Rose cocktail, and the main disputes target its name origin; the most likely explanation is that the name comes from the actual ingredients, which are applejack brandy and the red-colored grenadine.

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