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What mixes well with brandy?

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Brandy mixes well with other types of alcohol, fruit juices, dairy products, sodas, liqueurs and wine. Brandy is a distilled wine and is a spirit that contains anywhere from 35 to 60 percent alcohol, which translates to 70 to 120 proof.

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There are hundreds of different drink combinations that use brandy as the main ingredient:

  • Frozen Brandy Alexander, which is a mixture of brandy blended with creme de cacao and vanilla ice cream
  • Brandy Cocktail, which is brandy mixed with angostura bitters and orange curacao
  • Brandy Daisy, a sweet and tart drink with brandy, grenadine, lemon juice and superfine sugar
  • B&B, a simple drink that combines brandy and benedictine
  • Sidecar, similar to a margarita, consists of brandy mixed with lemon juice and triple sec
  • Scorpion, a drink with sting that has brandy, dark rum, white rum, lime juice, orange juice, orgeat syrup and gomme syrup
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