In America, it has traditionally been made from peach brandy. Brandy was the standard in gin and tonic drinks. But, due to the rise of lighter and healthier spirits, such as Bailey’s Irish Cream and lemonades, the brandy beverage has lost its status. However, it has recently regained popularity due to a resurgence in interest in sherry, as well as the addition of ginger ale to the mix.
It is made from grape juice, the brandy, and two to three fresh (cranberry) cubes. Most brands make a “dry” version of this recipe that is poured into glasses that have been labeled with a certain symbol. Some of these symbols include hearts, grapes, and the letters “C”.
You can also find some that have a pair of cherries or grapes as part of the symbol. Bacchus is a great company that makes both wine and brandy, and their fruit glass is very beautiful. They come in many different shapes, including some with cherries in them.
They also sell a beautiful crystal wine glass that looks just like it would in a glass meant for brandy. If you are not interested in using fruit juice in your drink, they make a nice sized shot glass that has about 2 ounces of brandy or wine in it.