Recipes

Brandy Cocktails

 

•  CB Connection
•  CB Creamer
•  Brandy Ameretto Coffee
•  CB Blazer
•  CB Brandy Sangria
•  CB and Cola
•  CB Mocha
•  CB Brandy Alexander
•  CB Sensation
•  CB Spiced Cider
•  CB Classic Cocktail
•  CB Stinger
•  CB Appletini
•  CB Coffee Royal
•  CB Manhattan

Honey Cocktails

 

•  Pure Honey
•  The Honey Bear
•  CB Cola Bear
•  CB Ginger Bear
•  CB Honey Fizz
•  CB Honey & 7

Food

 

•  Baked Brandy Glazed Ham
•  Ginger Sweet Potatoes
•  Spirited Onion Soup
•  Five-Spice Apple Chutney
•  Brandy Snaps

 


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The look says it all with this one.

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1¼ oz. Sour Apple Shnapps
½ oz. sweet sour mix
lime wedge for garnish

Shake over ice and strain drink into the cocktail glass,garnish glass with sliced lime wedge.

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CB and Cola cb cola

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
3 oz. Cola
lime wedge

Pour ingredients over ice, stir, toss in a lime wedge.

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CB Classic Cocktail

Classic cocktails are always in vogue, and this drink, as well as the CB Stinger will always be in style.

1 ½ oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 lemon wedge
Powdered sugar
¼ oz. cherry Liqueur
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. triple sec

Rub the lemon wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip glass into a dish with the sugar, taking care to coat sugar evenly around the rim of the glass. Fill a drink shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour the Brandy, cherry liqueur, lemon juice and triple sec into shaker and shake well. Strain drink into the cocktail glass, throw in the lemon wedge, and serve.

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CB Creamer

The CB Creamer is delicious, and can be made in a snap.

1 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 squirt of chocolate syrup
2 oz. milk (cold)

Mix and stir.

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CB Mocha

For a delicious change of pace from hot chocolate and mocha flavored drinks, try adding Christian Brothers Brandy to the mix!

1 ½ ounce Christian Brothers Brandy
3 teaspoons chocolate mix
¼ cup strong coffee
1 cup milk

Heat milk and stir in chocolate mix. Add coffee and Brandy. Sitr in desired sugar and top with whipped cream.

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CB Stinger

You can't go wrong with a Stinger - one of Brandy's most popular drinks.

1 ½ oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
½ oz. White Crème de Menthe

Fill a shaker half full with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain drink into a cocktail glass.

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Brandy Ameretto Coffee

The perfect coffee for relaxing by the fire with special friends.

Serves 4
¼ cup Christian Brothers Brandy
½ cup amaretto
4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
3 cups freshly brewed strong coffee
Lightly sweetened whipped cream to taste

Garnish: Lightly toasted sliced almonds

In each of the four 8-ounce mugs combine 1 tablespoon Brandy, 2 tablespoons amaretto, and 1 teaspoon sugar, divide the coffee and stir drinks until sugar is dissolved. Top each drink with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle whipped cream with almonds.

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CB Brandy Alexander

1 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 oz. crème de cacao
1 oz. cream

Shake with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

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CB Appletini

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 ½ oz. sour apple schnapps
½ oz. sweet sour mix

Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon wedge.

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CB Blazer

3 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
3 oz. hot coffee
Honey to flavor

Add all ingredients to a coffee mug. Stir. Add honey to flavor. Garnish with a clove stick or candy cane.

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CB Sensation

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

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CB Coffee Royal

1 ½ oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 tsp. very fine granulated sugar
hot coffee
whipped Cream

In a coffee mug, dissolve sugar in 2 tbsp. coffee. Add Brandy and fill with hot coffee.

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CB Brandy Sangria

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
1 tsp. Port
1 tsp. water
½ tsp. powdered sugar
soda water
sprinkle of nutmeg

Dissolve powdered sugar in 1 tsp. water. Stir in Brandy and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Fill with soda water. Float Port on top. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg and serve.

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CB Spiced Cider

3/4 ounce Christian Brothers Brandy
6 ounces hot apple cider
3/4 ounce triple sec
1/2 tsp. cinna-meg sugar (equal parts: cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar)
Orange rind, studded with whole cloves
Stick of whole cinnamon

In a stemmed wine glass, add cinna-meg to Brandy and triple sec. Fill with hot apple cider. Garnish with a twist of an orange rind studded with whole cloves. Gently dust with powdered cinnamon and stir with a stick of cinnamon.

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CB Manhattan

2 oz. Christian Brothers Brandy
½ oz. sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters

Stir gently with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Pure Honey

2 oz. Christian Brothers Honey

Pour over ice and enjoy.

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The Honey Bear

1 oz. Christian Brothers Honey

Serve in a shot glass.

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CB Cola Bear

2 oz. Christian Brothers Honey
2 oz. Cola (Regular or Diet)
Squeeze of Lemon

Pour over ice and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

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CB Ginger Bear

2 oz. Christian Brothers Honey
2 oz. Ginger Ale

Pour over ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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CB Honey Fizz

2 oz. Christian Brothers Honey
1 oz. Club Soda
Squeeze of Lime

Pour over ice and stir. Garnish with a lime twist

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CB Honey & 7

2 oz. Christian Brothers Honey
2 oz. Lemon Lime Soda

Pour over ice and stir. Toss in a lime wedge.

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Baked Brandy Glazed Ham

Ham is a fall and holiday favorite. Add a unique flavoring to your next gathering with Baked Brandy Glazed Ham.

Serves 6
3 tablespoons Christian Brothers Brandy
2 pounds cooked ham
1 ½ cups dry white wine
1 ½ cups water
1 cup raisins
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350° degrees F. Remove rind from ham and score the ham's surface. Place the ham in a casserole dish and pour on the wine and water. Arrange raisins and butter around the meat. Pour on Brandy and bake for approximately 40 minutes, basting frequently with the liquids from the pan. Remove when the surface is crisp and golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Can be served hot or cold.

Note: You can prepare in advance and reheat to serve hot. To reheat, cover with aluminum foil and warm for 20-25 minutes in a moderate oven.

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Spirited Onion Soup

Looking for a different way to serve French onion soup? Spirited onion soup is the perfect opener – impressive, yet quick.

Serves 4
2 tablespoons Christian Brothers Brandy
1 tablespoon butter
3 pounds onions, sliced
½ teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 cups canned beef broth
1 ½ tablespoons dry white wine
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 ½-inch-thick French bread slices, toasted
4 1/8-inch-thick Swiss cheese slices
pinch of salt

Melt butter in large, deep saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, sugar and pinch of salt. Cover pan and cook until onions are very soft, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Increase heat to high and sauté uncovered until onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add flour and stir 2 minutes. Mix in beef broth, wine, Brandy and mustard. Bring soup to boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Note: This soup can be prepared 1 day ahead of time and refrigerated. Re-warm before continuing.

Preheat broiler. Ladle soup into deep broilerproof bowls. Top soup with bread slices, then cheese. Allow broiler to melt cheese and lightly brown the bread.

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Five-Spice Apple Chutney

Serve as an accompaniment to Baked Brandy Glazed Ham or enjoy them with your favorite pork recipe.

Serves 6
¼ cup Christian Brothers Brandy
½ stick butter
4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 medium red onion
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Chinese 5 Spice Powder

In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add apples and onions and cook until tender. Add brown sugar and 5-spice powder. Stir gently to blend. Deglaze* with Brandy. Cook for 5 minutes to reduce liquid.

* To deglaze, pour the Brandy into the pan, heat, and stir to loosen the browned ingredients off the bottom of the pan.

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Ginger Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are light enough to be enjoyed with the Baked Brandy Glazed Ham and alongside the Five-Spice Apple Chutney.

Serves 6
¼ cup Christian Brothers Brandy
3 cans of sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons ground ginger
salt and white pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, over medium high heat, bring sweet potatoes to a boil and drain. Add butter, cream, Brandy and ginger to sweet potatoes and whip to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Brandy Snaps

Dress up these delicious cookies with a chocolate coating. Great for any special occasion.

2 teaspoons Christian Brothers Brandy
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 ½ tablespoons vegetable shortening
½ cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat over to 300° F.
Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and ginger in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat: stir in flour and Brandy. Drop by rounded teaspoon, about 3 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake no more than six at a time.

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until deep caramel color. Cool on baking sheets for 10 seconds. Remove from baking sheets and immediately roll around wooden spoon handle; cool completely on wire racks.

Line baking sheets with waxed paper.

Microwave morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, microwave-safe bowl on High (100 percent) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip cookies halfway in melted chocolate; shake off excess. Sprinkle with nuts; set on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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