A truly smashing pear-and-brandy cocktail By: Tasting Table for Crate and Barrel Brandy and pears play together beautifully, as in this seasonal smash—so named because the citrus is “smashed” to release its fragrant juices. Select a good-quality Cognac or other brandy you’d enjoy sipping neat, because it will shine through
Whether you like your Brandy Old Fashioned sweet or sour, this Wisconsin take on the classic cocktail is the perfect drink for sipping as you grill up some brats or enjoy a classic fish fry. #SundaySupper | www.CuriousCuisiniere.com
The Horse's Neck cocktail was originally a non-alcoholic beverage consisting of a mixture of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel. By the 1910s, bartenders had started adding brandy to the mix, giving us the cocktail we have today. The drink is identifiable by the long, curling spiral of lemon rind garnish.