Beautiful auburn color. Nutty spice. Reminds of good quality fruitcake. Spice (cinnamon perhaps) is quite prevalent. Would benefit from brandied cherry garnish. Perhaps a tinge more red vermouth if brandied cherry is not used for garnish. Rather lovely cocktail. Excellent warming drink. Ideal Manhattan alternative for those who don’t care for whiskies. Great for an elegant dinner party or holiday party.Caen-Caen 002 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin


1 ounce Brandy

1/2 ounce Armagnac

1/4 ounce Red Vermouth

Brandied Cherry Garnish

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with optional brandied cherry.

Would also serve this chilled and strained into a rocks glass without ice. This would give this drink a more substantial feel for those who prefer rocks glass over cocktail glass.

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