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Brandy recommendations for cooking

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by qwerty1 3 years ago

My knowledge of brandy (cognac, armagnac) is very limited. Any recommendations for a good, decently-priced brandy to use for cooking? The brandy will be used mostly for sweet and savory dishes, t...

Curious about Blackberry Brandy

frenetica
by frenetica 12 years ago

I am always seeing this behind the counter at cheap liquor stores - what on earth does this stuff taste like?

Boozy Sangria, as it's made in Spain (or perhaps used to be?)

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by jojojovich 7 months ago

I went to college in Toledo, Spain for a while. One night we went out, and decided, foolishly, to try the sangria at each bar in town. We didn't get far, it being the boozy delight it is (or used t...

Cooking with $$ Brandy...

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by gardenator 1 year ago

A couple years ago, we recieved a bottle of brandy from Spain as a gift. It was fairly sweet and had a really strong syrupy flavor and I didn’t love it for sipping. But. It tasted wonderful as a ne...

Obstler / fruit brandy / schnaps in the United States???

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by teukros 7 years ago

I am talking about the clear beverage which is made from 100% fruit must. e.g. apple, pear, apricot, plum. Similar to grapa which is made from grape must. 80 proof or thereabouts. Short of booki...

Is there such thing as good cheap brandy?

YAYME
by YAYME 6 years ago

If so is there anything you guys recommend? I usually like applejack, but I want a standard, not to pricy brandy for drinking and cooking.

Cherry Brandy - Cointreau?? Marnier?

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by jochaima 11 years ago

My brother-in-law swears he once had a cherry brandy made by Cointreau...it was at a wedding in England. I've asked around for it, but all anybody knows about is their orange-flavored liqueur. ...

BOUKHA (fig brandy)

Cheese Boy
by Cheese Boy 10 years ago

Any comments on which Boukha is best to sample? The Tunisian Jewish Bokobsa family apparently have three kinds: (1) Boukha l’Oasis, (2) regular Boukha Bokobsa, and the third (3) Boukha Bokobsa Cu...

Fondue: Substitution for kirsch?

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by Lat K 13 years ago

I'm making a fairly traditional fondue tomorrow night for a party, but I'm reluctant to buy a bottle of kirsch just for this occasion - I'd probably never use kirsch again, the stuff is expensive, ...

Brandy? Rum? (which brand) for icebox cake

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by Enso 3 years ago

I'm going to make a version of an icebox cake with some lovely figs I have. Planning to soak them in brandy or rum first. Which would you use, brandy or rum? Any reason beyond personal preferen...

Where can I find Laine Rare French Napoleon Brandy V.S.O.P.?

Brandy suggestions?

ted
by ted 10 years ago

I don't usually keep it in stock and generally know naught about brandy. But I made a couple batches of brandied cherries and lately have turned out a few sidecars and brandy crustas. I had boug...

Brandied Cherries w/o sugar?

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by marluce 3 years ago

Just got hold of some delicious sweet cherries, hoping to make them boozy. Most recipes call for making a brandy/sugar syrup. Is there any reason I couldn't just put them in neat brandy? I don't...

Which Brandy for Brandied Peaches?

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by ladymadrian 6 years ago

So I'm getting ready to go out to the farmers' market to pick up some peaches to preserve for Christmas gift giving. I am thinking of using Lynne Rossetto Kasper's recipe for Brandied Fruit (http...

Eaux De Vie

davis_sq_pro
by davis_sq_pro 4 years ago

Can anyone recommend either store and/or bars where I can find a large selection of fruit brandies that are not grappa or grappa based? Pretty much all I ever see -- if I'm lucky -- is maybe a b...

E & J XO Brandy - Gross and undrinkable

rworange
by rworange 7 years ago

I'm not a brandy drinker. I often use the regular E & J to brandy cherries or ... as in the past month to lace coffee or tea when I have a cold. When I saw the bottle of XO on sale for $11.99 I...

Substitute for brandy?

juliejulez
by juliejulez 6 years ago

So I'd like to try my hand at this recipe, since I have some venison steaks hanging out in the freezer: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/mini-venison-wellington.html But, I do not have ...

substituting different liquor in recipes

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by Wendy Lai 17 years ago

Can any one tell me if it's okay to substitute different type of liquors in various recipes? I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of different kind. I have a big bottle of congnac, can it be us...

Any recs for a nicer BRANDY that is sim to Christian Bros?

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by christinaemcc 4 years ago

(Xpost since brandy is sorta wine & spirit) For a retirement gift. We know he drinks Christian Brothers as his everyday but we'd like something nicer. Not cognac, I hear they are similiar but he...