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Brandy

(n.) Brandy is a spirit distilled from fermented fruit juice or fruits. Though most commonly associated with the French wine-based distillates of Cognac and Armagnac, the broad category includes Calvados…

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Brandy Smash

The original and most popular variant of the smash throughout its heyday was the Brandy Smash, traditionally a mixture of spirit, water, sugar and mint, built over crushed ice.

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Mendo Sidecar

First created during World War I, this Cognac-based cocktail traditionally had only two other ingredients: Cointreau and lemon juice. This version uses Germain-Robin XO brandy and maraschino liqueur.

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Alabazam

American expatriate Leo Engel was working at the Criterion Hotel in London when he supposedly created the Alabazam, an obscure recipe that appears in his 1878 book American and Other…

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Winter Lady

A riff on a traditional flip, the spicy Winter Lady gets its frothy texture not from egg whites, but from a beer foam topper.