So I pulled a number out of my new jar which matches my bar glasses. Yeah! (I'm a matchy kinda person). Drum roll please.....#15 Betsy Ross...ok ok I know the post title gave it away.
I was talking to my friend about this drink and I called it a Betty Ross..Ha!
"Don't you mean Betsy Ross?" - L
"Umm...no. Betty is Betsy's lush sister" - Me
Yeah I don't think she believed me on that one.
Anyways back to drink...
RECIPE: 1 jigger Brandy, 1 jigger Port, 2 dashes Angostura Bitters, 1 dash Curacao. Stir well with ice and strain into large Cocktail glass.
I made a trip to the local liquor store for Port and Curacao (I'm going to have a fully stocked bar in a few weeks!) Before I went I did a little online research, and found this drink recipe on a couple sites. Some used Triple Sec instead of Curacao, so if you have that on hand you should be good.
Also, If you don't have a jigger (or know what it is), it basically means 2oz.
In case you aren't familiar with Angostura Bitters, they should be in the mixes section and they look like this:
I measured and poured, then stirred before straining and serving in a roly poly glass.
VERDICT: Good! A little strong but that must be the brandy. Tastes rather like fortified Sangria. I could feel the warmth after just one drink! If this is too strong for you I would suggest adding some Tonic or even Sprite (I'm sure some brandy drinks are fainting right now)
If anyone decided to try it....tell me what you think.