Think of round snifters the size of fishbowls and flickering fireplaces. Ah, romantic stuff.
Made from grapes and aged in various manners, both brandy and cognac are essentially the same thing (I cringe as I write this, because there are many who would vehemently disagree with me). Cognac is brandy with a fancy name because it’s from France.
We use brandy for Stingers during the colder months (again, I can hear the response — we have friends who would disagree that we have colder months here in California …)
Here are some of our favorite brandy drink recipes.