This cocktail belongs in the 1,2,3 and it’s done category. An American original, the first mention of the recipe dates to 1890s in New York City. While it calls for brandy as the spirit, it is often made with bourbon, rye or lighter Canadian whiskey. The visual signature is the long curl of lemon peel used to garnish the drink.
2 ounces brandy
Chilled ginger ale
Place several ice cubes in a highball glass. Add a long curl of lemon peel. Pour in the brandy, top with ginger ale. Stir.
Tasting notes: It’s good. Nice fresh taste of cold ginger ale followed with the warming brandy afterglow.
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