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Brandy/Cognac

The Woodsman - An Apple Brandy and Ginger Cocktail

Photo: The Woodsman

Brandy Cocktails

Brandy and Cognac cocktails make us think so much of classic craft cocktails. They can be very boozy, very traditional, but also very nontraditional.

Brandy and Cognac are fun liquors to use in many drinks, and can vary in flavor and taste. The base for these liquors are distilled wine, and as such are usually made in regions near where wine is made, such as France or Northern California.

We love the Woodsman, a combo of applejack and maple, perfect for fall. Or, our homemade brandied cherries, which go in so many of our craft cocktails!

Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub – A Brandy Cocktail

A Lavender Berry shrub with brandy makes for a great cocktail!     Summer is the season for shrub based cocktails, and we have definitely been in a mood for tart fruity cocktails, and our Brandy and Blackberry Lavender Shrub cocktail certainly fits the bill! We love using shrubs to add a rich tart flavor …

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The Normandy Flower – A Calvados Cocktail

An interesting combo of flavors, we encourage you to try this Calvados cocktail!     Certain ingredients invoke a seasonal feel, and while they may be perfect for that season, exploring other ways to use a flavor outside of its seasonal time is a great way to try new things. One of these ingredients is …

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Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar – A Brandy Cocktail

A perfect fall cocktail, but great for anytime of year with the fresh grapefruit juice, this Apple Cider Brandy Sidecar is wonderful!     Our children are obsessed with apple cider, so needless to say, we have a lot of it in our house. Conveniently, we just happen to live near a whole bunch of …

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