Brandy Pick Me Up
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Brandy Pick Me Up
Cocktail recipe

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The Brandy Pick Me Up is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s and has stood the test of time. This sophisticated drink is the perfect combination of ... more The Brandy Pick Me Up is a classic cocktail that originated in the late 1800s and has stood the test of time. This sophisticated drink is the perfect combination of rich, smooth brandy and sparkling champagne, creating a delicious balance of flavors. With its simple yet elegant ingredients, it is a popular choice for celebratory occasions or as a nightcap. The brandy provides a bold and warming base, while the champagne adds a touch of effervescence and a subtle sweetness. This cocktail is perfect for those looking for a flavorful and uplifting drink that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
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Brandy
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14.4% | 5.04 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
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Method
How to make a Brandy Pick Me Up

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add brandy and 3-4 cubes of crushed ice together to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour into a tumbler and top up with champagne before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of brandy in the Brandy Pick Me Up?

Yes, you can use different types of brandy for the Brandy Pick Me Up. While traditional recipes might call for a specific style, feel free to experiment with others such as Cognac or Armagnac for a different flavor profile. Just keep in mind that the overall taste might change slightly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Brandy Pick Me Up?

A Brandy Pick Me Up is best served in a lowball glass, chilled. You can first chill the glass in the freezer to keep the cocktail cold longer. Pour the brandy into the glass, top up with champagne or prosecco, and serve immediately for the best experience.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should the Brandy Pick Me Up be shaken or stirred?

The Brandy Pick Me Up should be served cold but not shaken. This cocktail is typically prepared by pouring brandy into a chilled glass and then topping it up with champagne or prosecco. Shaking is not recommended as it can unnecessarily aerate the champagne or prosecco, altering the desired texture and effervescence.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Brandy Pick Me Up compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 14.4%, the Brandy Pick Me Up falls into the moderate range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 8-10% alcohol) but less potent than strong cocktails such as a Manhattan or Martini (which can exceed 30% alcohol content depending on preparation).

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving a Brandy Pick Me Up?

The Brandy Pick Me Up, with its uplifting name and luxurious combination of brandy and champagne, is perfect for celebrations and special events such as New Year's Eve, anniversaries, or as a sophisticated after-dinner drink. Its sparkling nature makes it a great choice for toasting to special moments.

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