Definition of brandy
: an alcoholic beverage distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice
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Local favorites include apfelwein, akin to dry French cider; Gin Sieben, a Frankfurt-style gin infused with seven specific herbs, including borage and sorrel; and mispelchen, a brandy made with medlar, a persimmon-like fruit.
A classic bourbon or brandy slush combines tea, lemonade and orange juice concentrate for a boozy and icy treat.
Baltimore Whiskey Company produces gin, apple brandy and ginger-apple liqueur.
Among whites, sauvignon blanc was the star, although chenin blanc, known locally as steen, was by far the most widely planted, having arrived in the 17th century with the earliest Cape settlers, who mainly used it to make cheap plonk and brandy.
With skillet on medium, add 2 tablespoons butter, cherries, onion, vinegar, brandy, teaspoon salt, and a light sprinkling of black pepper.
Saute shrimp just until pink, add brandy and Herbsaint and set aflame carefully, burning off a bit of the liquor.
This flavorful take on the classic dessert is welcomed, and would make a fine match with Cognac or brandy. *
Technically, my bartender told me, Chareau is an eau de vie from California, a light, clear brandy made from aloe vera, which can be sipped straight as a digestif.
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Origin and Etymology of brandy
short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn, from Middle Dutch brantwijn, from brant distilled + wijn wine
First Known Use: 1650See Words from the same year
Definition of brandy
: to flavor, blend, or preserve with brandy
First Known Use of brandy
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Definition of brandy for English Language Learners
: an alcoholic drink made from wine
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Definition of brandy for Students
: an alcoholic liquor made from wine or fruit juice
Medical Definition of brandy
: an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice (as of apples)
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