Monday, June 14, 2010

Brandy Witch

A new dink..

Brandy Witch

60ml Brandy
20ml Strega
20ml Triple Sec
2 Dashes Absinthe
2 Dashes Boker's Bitters

Stir until Well Chilled
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with Luxardo Cherry

i made this drink as part of an ongoing experiment i am conducting. i am taste testing multiple orange liqueurs comparatively. Ultimately i will review them here on my blog and tell you what i find out. For a snippet-- i have been very surprised,
For this drink i used Baco Spanish Brandy-- lightly spicy, strong wood tones, and a creamy mouth-feel; the absinthe was Kubler (i tried it with 2 others but they were overkill); the Triple Sec i preferred (tried 3) was Hiram Walker (see what i mean? Surprise!).. The Boker's really tied all the flavors together-- Enjoy.


  1. Looks beautiful, Forrest! Not sure good ol' Hartford county has any Strega in the liquor stores - we seem to always be behind the cocktail trends. What would be a decent substitute?


  2. What is your preferred triple sec? I make a ton of low-rent margaritas in the summer, and I usually use triple sec instead of anything nicer.

  3. Sam (aka Stephanie) a 'decent sub (and less expensive) would be Gaetano, but probably as hard to find. . . Galliano would rock, but i think it would go a different way and be a new drink (take out the Absinthe if you use Galliano the anise could take over).

    Carly, as everyone would say i have many 'preferred' Triple Sec, but for 'low-rent' there is Hiram Walker(i am giving away my big finale in the triple sec shoot out, but) the stuff is really good... and $5 bucks-- get the higher proof-- it makes the difference.
    By the way Carly-- nice blog.. i am going to go poke around and add you to my blog roll.

  4. Thanks for the suggestions! I haven't heard anyone speak as a proponent of Galliano in quite some time, but I know that one is easy to get a hold of.