This drink required that I add yet another bottle (brandy) to our liquor cabinet (more like large-scale liquor storage facility by this point), but it was a small price to pay for domestic harmony and tranquility.
The soda water is an atypical addition to a cocktail like this, but does create a light, drinkable (quaffable, dare I say?) cocktail. I would be curious to try a better brandy (I bought a cheapo domestic brand - maybe a Harvard graduate can afford to buy me a better bottle? :-) ).
- 1 1/2 ounces brandy
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters