VIDEO: Finding the right mix

2010-05-07 15:31

Advice from the experts
We advise you to drink your brandy neat, at room temperature. Do not warm the glass. Drink it as is to get the full quality out of it. If need be, you can put a block of ice in it or a little water. – Sam Dube, Courvoisier

Brandy is a great mixer as there are many flavours the cocktails can bring out. A lighter brandy tends to mix better. – Matthew Price, Bartenders Workshop

The best way to have any drink is just the way you like it. A bit of mixing never hurt anyone. – Munsu Nyama, Commando Brandy

Choose the right glass. A highball for a refreshing long drink with a mixer; a tumbler for an ice cube or dash of water; a brandy balloon (sniffer) when savoured neat; and anything creative for brandy cocktails. – The Buffers Guide

Did you know?

  • Brandy is South Africa’s most popular spirit drink.
  • South Africa is the world’s fifth-largest brandy producer.
  • It takes five litres of wine to produce just one litre of brandy.
  • Brandy production comprises of 45-million litres – nearly half the total local spirits market.
Source: Festival guide

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