Brandy Devil

Brandy Diablo
Mexico produces some very respectable brandy, and brandy is Mexico's second most popular distilled liquor. Grapes for brandy are grown in north-central Mexico in the states of Zacatecas and Aguascalientes. Good Mexican brandies include Don Pedro, Presidente, and Solera. Mexican brandy is sold domestically and also exported. A Brandy Devil is like a Brandy Old-Fashioned and is normally enjoyed before dinner.
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Makes 2 servings

  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Cracked ice see Note
  • 2 strips thin orange peel


  • Put all of the ingredients, except the orange peel, into a cocktail shaker or in a pitcher with cracked ice.
  • Shake (or stir) well and pour into cocktail glasses.
  • Twist the orange peel over the glasses and drop them into the glass.

Notes / Tips / Wine Advice:

To crack ice cubes, put them in a heavy plastic bag, remove air from the bag, seal it, then put the bag on a cutting board. With a hammer or heavy rolling pin, gently break cubes into chips.
Course Alcohol / Cocktails
Cuisine Mexican