Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail (ca. 1850)

Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail (ca. 1850)

This cognac based prohibition era cocktail as first recorded in 1850.

You can vary the ingredients in this fancy brandy cocktail, as many do, you can also use Bols Genever or a aged Demerara of Martinique rum. Serve the fancy brandy cocktail in a small glass.

Jerry Thomas’s Fancy Brandy Cocktail Recipe:

2 oz Martell VSOP cognac

1 teaspoon rich simple syrup

½ teaspoon Grand Marnier

2 dashes of Fee’s Whiskey-Barrel bitters

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Stir with cracked ice after mixing main ingredients. 
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and add the bitters.
Garnish with a lemon peel, that you rub around the rim of the glass.

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