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Pass the Kvassier

At Portland's traditional Russian zakuski (Russian small plates) restaurant, Kachka, Israel Morales mixes together brandy and rye kvass, which he calls a "natural marriage."

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Spiced Sangria

Luis Hernandez uses an Instant Pot to quick-infuse red wine with apples, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and brown sugar for a spiced and fruity base for this sangria.

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Metaxa

(n.): A Greek brand of flavored brandy. Created in 1888, the proprietary recipe contains grape brandy, muscat wine and botanicals. The sweet spirit has notes of citrus, honey, caramel and…

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The Glorious Fourth

Despite its patriotic moniker, this recipe doesn't read particularly American: the juice of one lime, brandy, a dash of Jamaican rum and a large tablespoon of ice cream, shaken "exceedingly…

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Ambrosia #2

Inspired by Arnaud’s Ambrosia cocktail of the1920s, the Ambrosia #2 balances a heady mixture of brandy, sherry, maraschino, verjus and champagne.

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Meadowood’s Vieux Carré

Bartender Sam Levy created his riff on the classic using his own pear-and quince-infused apple brandy mixed with rye, sweet vermouth, Amaro Nonino, Peychaud's bitters and absinthe.