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!
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.
Ginger Brandy Ingredients
To make your own deliciously smooth and warming ginger brandy, you will need:
- Ginger root
- Vanilla bean
- Orange zest
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.
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!
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.