The History Of Brandy in Five Cocktails feat. Argonaut

Brandy has been a major component of cocktails for their entire history. It was in fact one of the very first spirit being distilled in the United States, and some evidence suggests that it may even predate mainland Rum distillation by a few years. Given this fact, it’s incredibly surprising to me that this spirit has been relegated to the obscure. Not only that, American Brandy took a huge backseat to Cognac and that’s a crime. That’s like losing our history. Well, I’m happy to announce that for this video we are sponsored by Argonaut Brandy, one of a handful of companies bringing back the American Brandy category as a serious contender next to whiskey and for my money, the company that really is leading the charge. For this video I thought it would be fun to look at the history of Brandy in Five cocktails and situate them historically. I hope you guys enjoy!

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Here’s The Specs:

2oz (60ml) Argonaut Speculator Brandy
1oz (30ml) Port
.25oz (7.5ml) Simple Syrup
Garnish Grated Nutmeg

Brandy Crusta
2oz Argonaut Speculator Brandy
2 tsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Grand Marnier (or Orange Curacao)
1 tsp. Maraschino Liqueur
4 Dashes Peychauds Bitters

2oz (60ml) Argonaut Speculator Brandy
1 Baspoon or 1 cube or .25oz (7.5ml) Sugar
4 Dashes Peychauds Bitters
Absinthe Rinse

Brandy Alexander
2oz (60ml) Argonaut Fat Thumb Brandy
1oz (30ml) Creme de Cacao
Top Expanded Heavy Cream approx 1.5oz (45ml)

1.5oz (45ml) Argonaut Speculator Brandy
1oz (30ml) Orange Curacao
.75oz (22.5ml) Lemon Juice
1 tsp Simple Syrup

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