Brandy, coming from the Dutch brandewijn (“burned wine”), is a liquor that is produced by distilling wine or, more broadly, any fermented fruit juice. A brandy made from fruit other than grapes is also known as an eau de vie (“water of life”).
This spirit is often taken neat as a digestif (or after-dinner drink). It is also a common cocktail ingredient and is found in popular cocktails such as Brandy Alexander, Porto Flip and Sidecar.
In terms of alcohol content, most brandies contain between 35% and 60% alcohol by volume.
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