Brandy & Soda
Brandy is a complex, flavorful spirit – but it can lose some nuance when paired with bold flavors in some cocktails. So when we want to best experience those subtle flavors, we turn to the Brandy & Soda. Soda lengthens the drink and makes it refreshing, while its bubbles carry scent compounds upward, helping to reveal the woody vanilla notes of a good brandy (or cognac).
It’s a simple recipe that can barely even be called a cocktail (and by strict definitions, it is not) – but it still deserves a place in the drinker’s toolbox, for those days when something simple, sophisticated, and refreshing is all you need.
- 2 parts Brandy or Cognac
- 4 parts Sparkling water
Add the ingredients to a tall ice-filled glass in the order given. Stir gently to incorporate.
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- In Defense of the Brandy and Soda at Simply Refined