We are going to kick off 2013 with a new cocktail contest. The theme for this month is brandy, that dark spirit with an air of sophistication about it. Brandy is a fun liquor to mix with and with the variety of styles available, it is probably a bit more versatile than many people think.
In this contest you are free to mix what you want, the only stipulation is that the drink include brandy. 'Brandy' can include Cognac, Armagnac, pisco, kirsch, calvados, ouzo, or any of the other flavored brandies available (e.g apricot, peach, and cherry). Beyond the brandy element, the drink is completely in your court, so have fun with this one and be sure to submit your recipe before January 27. I look forward to seeing what you have to share!
I also want to make a note that I have set up the entire year's worth of cocktail contests. The entire 2013 schedule can be found on the Monthly Cocktail Contest page, though submissions for each will not be open until that particular month. Consider it a gift for those who like to plan ahead.
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