BVD
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BVD
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.41 / 5
The name of this one might not be imaginative, but the cocktail certainly gives a punch. The name of this one might not be imaginative, but the cocktail certainly gives a punch.
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Brandy
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23.6% | 2.12 units *
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Classic
Stirred

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The BVD is a well-balanced trifecta of sophistication, combining the robust warmth of brandy with the light, herbal notes of white vermouth and the subtle sweetness of Dubonnet. This cocktail offers a harmonious blend, where the brandy provides a fiery base smoothed out by the aromatic vermouth and enriched by the Dubonnet, making it an elegant choice for those who appreciate a layered, nuanced drink.

Method
How to make a BVD

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a mixing glass with cracked ice, pour over the spirits and stir well until the ingredients are well mixed and chilled appropriately
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the name BVD for this cocktail?

The name BVD is derived from the initials of its ingredients: Brandy, Vermouth, and Dubonnet. It's a simple mnemonic that makes it easy to remember the components of the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of brandy is best used for the BVD cocktail?

For the BVD cocktail, a good quality VS or VSOP cognac or a similarly aged brandy is recommended for the best balance of flavors. The choice of brandy can significantly influence the cocktail's overall character.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is there a preferred type of white vermouth for the BVD?

A dry white vermouth is typically preferred for the BVD, as it complements the brandy and Dubonnet without overwhelming their flavors. Look for well-balanced, aromatic vermouths that can add complexity to the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

Can the alcohol content of the BVD be adjusted?

Yes, the alcohol content of the BVD can be adjusted by altering the ratio of the ingredients or by adding a small amount of water or ice to dilute it. However, this may also change the taste and strength of the cocktail's flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the BVD be served for the best taste?

The BVD should be served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. Avoid shaking the drink; instead, stir it gently to combine the ingredients without diluting it too much. A small twist of lemon or orange peel can be added as a garnish to enhance its aroma.

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