Ginger Brandy

Check out this recipe to make your own deliciously smooth and warming ginger brandy.

Ginger brandy is warming, delicious and has some surprising health benefits too!

Although a bit unexpected, brandy contains immunity boosting properties that can actually improve your heart health, slow down the affects of aging, reduce the risk of cancer and soothe coughs and colds!

Too good to be true?! No, seriously. It's true!

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That said, if you're not too keen on the taste of brandy, you may find a flavored variety more palatable. One of our favorites when it comes to flavored brandy is ginger brandy!

You can find ginger brandy at many liquor stores, but we actually like to make our own and use it in some of our favorite cocktails

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Ginger Brandy Ingredients

To make your own deliciously smooth and warming ginger brandy, you will need:

  • Ginger root
  • Vanilla bean
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Orange zest
  • Brandy 

The heat from the ginger is so soothing and wonderful and makes regular brandy so much more enjoyable!

Ginger brandy is basically an infused brandy. You'll add the ginger, vanilla bean, sugar and water to a saucepan to simmer to make a syrup.

The ginger syrup and other ingredients get added to a large mason jar and shaken to combine. Then you let it set and steep, resulting in delicious ginger brandy.

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How to Make a Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail

You may have tried or heard of a Brandy Old Fashioned, but you may not have not tried a delicious Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned! It's one of our favorite ways to use ginger brandy.

And talk about the perfect cocktail for winter! It's so warming and spiced, you'll definitely crave this one on cold winter evenings.

A typical Old Fashioned includes either brandy or whiskey mixed with muddled fruit and usually club soda or lemon-lime soda.

The great thing about Old Fashioned is that you can get super creative with its flavors, which leads us to this Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned!

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Ginger Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail

  1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small Orange
  • 2 Maraschino Cherries
  • 2 pieces Candied Ginger
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 1/2 ounces Brandy
  • 2 ounces Club Soda

Directions

  1. Slice the ends off the orange and cut a quarter inch slice of orange and set aside for garnish. Quarter the remaining orange.
  2. Put the quartered orange piece, one maraschino cherry, and one slice of candied ginger in a cocktail shaker. Muddle well and add in a few drops of bitters, muddling once more until well combined. Add the ginger brandy and stir well.
  3. Strain through the cocktail shaker into an old fashioned glass (half full with ice).
  4. Top with club soda and stir.
  5. Garnish with the orange slice you saved, the maraschino cherry and candied ginger.

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Author: Cyd Converse
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 116

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 1mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 18g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Why not try your hand at making a fruity and warming plum brandy too? It's another unexpectedly delicious take on a classic brandy. It's really good!

We also love this apple brandy hot toddy. It's another one of those delightful cold weather cocktails you're sure to love.

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Ginger Brandy

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 large Orange, zested
  • 1 1/2 cups Brandy

Directions

  1. Peel the ginger and slice into thin strips. Run a knife lengthwise down the vanilla bean.
  2. Put the ginger, vanilla bean, sugar and water into a sauce pan and bring it to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Afterwards, remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool.
  3. In a large resealable jar, combine the ginger syrup, orange zest and brandy. Shake well and allow the mixture to steep for 24 hours. Remove the vanilla bean and steep for a further 24 hours.
  4. Strain the mixture through a strainer lined with a coffee filter.
  5. Bottle your ginger brandy and let it sit for another 24 hours to allow the flavors to mellow further.

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Recipe Yields:
12 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Cyd Converse
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 116

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 1mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 18g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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