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Best brandy cocktails
A warming, cold-weather cocktail made using homemade spiced brandy. Omit the spices for a classic sidecar cocktail, or try using bourbon if you can’t find cognac.
Try brandy in this fantastic, refreshing cognac-based cocktail from Hawksmoor Spitalfields. The fruity characteristics of rosé makes it great for cocktails.
Channel sunny holiday vibes with this classic Spanish tipple. Mix brandy and orange-flavoured liqueur – we used Cointreau.
This decadent retro cocktail, made with crème de cacao, cream and brandy, makes the perfect dinner party dessert cocktail. A grating of fresh nutmeg adds a nutty, slightly sweet aromatic spice to this easy and elegant drink.
This surprisingly punchy dessert doubles up as a palate cleanser and a post-dinner pick-me-up after a heavy French meal.
This refreshing cocktail of apple (and brandy) infused iced tea is easy to make and perfect for a balmy summer evening.