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Reader Submissions: Brandy Cocktail Contest: January, 2013

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January 2013: Brandy Cocktails
Deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2013

The theme for the January 2013 cocktail contest is brandy cocktails. Your recipe must include brandy, Cognac, Armagnac, or a flavored brandy. If a particular brand significantly affects the cocktail's flavor, please specify. Keep in mind that the drink does have to be original.

If you have created a brandy cocktail that you think could grab our panel's attention, submit it. The winning drink will be featured in a spotlight on About.com Cocktails and placed permanently in the cocktail collection.

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The Results:

The winning cocktail is Leviathan No.2. Visit the recipe page in the permanent collection here.

Other finalists include Black Diamond and Mooie Dame!. Both recipes are available below. Read commentary on the results of this contest here.

Leviathan No. 2 Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

Twist on a classic cocktail by legendary Czechoslovakian bartender Rudolf Slavik, originally made with Cognac in 1934. who worked at Parisian hotel George V and bartender who helped to save humans l…More

Mooie Dame Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

*Firstly the name of the cocktail means 'beautiful lady' in Dutch. I chose to name my drink in Dutch cause the name brandy itself has originated from a Dutch name 'bran vijn' meaning 'burnt wine'. Th…More

Black Diamond Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

I was at the bar show in las vegas last year and met a gentleman who works for moet-hennessy and they were interested in creating drinks with hennessy that would appeal to the female demographic. So …More

Chilly Cooler Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

In this cocktail there is everything i.e spice, refresher/cooler,acidity,bitterness, sweetness, and a digestive. All this makes my cocktail a special one and which inspired me a lot ..cheers try that…More

Winter Spice Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

I love a good egg nog and brandy in the cold of winter. I decided to put my own little spin on one of my favorites. The apple brandy plays a really nice role in the cocktail pairing well with the gin…More

Sparklin Snowbird Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

I love succulent Honeybell oranges this time of the year and I also love sparkling wine, Maple syrup and Calvados! Most of my friends from Vermont head south for the winter - we call them snowbirds- …More

Pisco Royale Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

Before inventing this cocktail I was inspired by the Spaniards who brought the first grapevines to Peru shortly after its conquest by Spain. I did this cocktail in regional competition here in Cheshi…More

Hazerac Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

I have been in the bar business for over 18 yrs and just met a customer who has become a great friend. now this gentleman loves original cocktails and he actually taught me how to make the sasarac wh…More

Staycation Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

Work was a drag, and I was trying to save some cash, so I decided to spend a Friday night drinking at home. Beer wasn't going to cut it, and I was tired of the same-old. My wife wanted a fruity drink…More

Brandy Mannier Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

Coat the brown sugar at the rim of a balloon [snifter] glass.In a cocktail shaker, add your one spoon superfine caned brown sugaradd the 1/2 oz Grand Marnieradd the 2/2 oz Blackurrant Brandyadd the 6…More

Wisconsin Brandy Old-fashioned Cocktail Recipe - Brandy Cocktail Contest

In Wisconsin, my native state, it's all about Brandy, the top consuming state in the country, where this classic cocktail is thusly based. Wasn't until I moved did I realize that Brandy is not the u…More

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