Father's Day is around the corner and every year we do the same, leaving the choice of the perfect gift for the last time. Luckily there is internet and thanks to it we don't need to move more than a finger to get home that bottle of wine you want to give to dad (or, even better, to get it directly delivered at his address, why not?).
Whenever I have to talk about brandy or cognac I have the certainty that someone will not be happy with my words. But let's try. We agree that cognac is a type of brandy that is distilled twice and that comes from white grapes which origin is close to the French city with the same name, Cognac. But then what is the brandy? And which type of brandy is brandy Napoleon?
Brandy is nothing but a type of spirit obtained from the distillation of wine (although there are brandy varieties that can include cereal or other fruits besides grapes in the process). It is not true that brandy can only come from outside France as a cognac replacement. In fact there are many French brands of brandy.
Great Britain not only made famous tea and whisky. Despite barely not producing wine, it also made great contributions to the development of global viticulture: British were the ones who discovered port wine. The history of this Portuguese wine dates back several centuries in the past, but it was only in the seventeenth century when English imposed it on the rest of the world. Great Britain was at war with France, which forced the Crown to declare the embargo on products from that country. It was in search of quality wines to replace the French that its citizens found that different drink, with a greater than usual alcohol content and a dry or sweet flavour, which surprised even the most demanding.
Brandy is a spirit drink obtained from the distillation of wine, but his fame transcends for other reasons, such as its great taste, as a beverage which has a lot of tradition and because of its style. Know some of the most exquisite cocktails made with brandy.
The best of the cocktails with brandy is their deep taste, really intense. Today we will show you with these cocktails:
- Green Room
- Brandy Alexander