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Brandy Liquor

Brandy Liquor Recipes and Information

Brandy is liquor that is distilled from wine or other fruit juice that has been fermented. Brandy Liquor was stumbled upon by accident. Shipping wine on long voyages was costly, it was decided to reduce the wine by distilling it into burnt wine, which later became known as Brandy wine and then eventually just Brandy. Brandy can be made from any grape juice that has been fermented. .
 
Brandy Recipes
Bastardo
BBC
Bengal
Between the Sheets
Black Truffles Martini
Brandy Alexander
Brandy Cocktail
Brandy Crusta Cocktail
Brandy Swizzle
Brandy Vermouth Cocktail
Button Hook Cocktail recipe
Champs Elysees Cocktail
Charles Cocktail
Chicago Cocktail
Clog
Coffee Nudge
Coffee Royale
Combo
Crusta
Dead Bastard
Devil Cocktail
Dirty Mother
Dirty White Mother
Dying Bastard
Early Autumn
East India Cocktail #1
East India Cocktail #3
Fancy Brandy
French Connection 2
Harvard Cocktail
Horse's Neck
Hot Rum Toddy
Hurricane #3
Japanese Cocktail
La Pussy
Metropolitan Cocktail
Piedmont Peach Cocktail
Pousse Cafe
Separator
Side Car
Stinger
Tropical Storm
Vanderbilt Cocktail
Warrior Cocktail Drink Recipe
Washington Cocktail
Wassailer's Punch
Witch's Brew
 
 
 
Brandy has a rating system to describe its quality and condition, these indicators can usually be found near the brand name on the label.
  • A.C.- aged 2 years in wood.
  • V.S.- "Very Special" or 3-Star, aged at least 3 years in wood.
  • V.S.O.P.- "Very Superior Old Pale" or 5-Star, aged at least 5 years in wood.
  • X.O.- "Extra Old", Napoleon or Vieille Reserve, aged at least 6 years, Napoleon at least 4 years.
  • Vintage- Stored in the cask until the time it is bottled with the label showing the vintage date.
  • Hors D'age: These are too old to determine the age.

Brandy that is made from grape wine from the cognac region of France is called Cocnac. All Cognac is brandy but all brandy is not Cognac.


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