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The Vanderbilt

Get ready to mix a classic with a twist – the Vanderbilt cocktail. This drink is a perfect blend of elegance and taste, ideal for impressing your friends at any gathering.

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Tasting Notes

The Vanderbilt is a harmonious mix of rich cognac, sweet cherry brandy, and a hint of sugar syrup, balanced with a dash of Angostura bitters. This combination creates a smooth, deep flavor with a hint of sweetness and a touch of spice.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz of Cognac
  • 1 oz of Cherry Heering
  • 1 tsp of Sugar Syrup (or Simple Syrup)
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon zest twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with broken ice.
  2. Pour the cognac, cherry brandy, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters over the ice.
  3. Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
  4. Strain the drink into a coupe or martini glass
  5. Twist a piece of lemon zest over the drink to release its oils, then drop it in.
  6. Add a cocktail cherry as an additional garnish

Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, use high-quality cognac and cherry brandy.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your taste by adding more or less sugar syrup.

Similar Drinks

Manhattan – A classic cocktail that combines whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters, garnished with a cherry. It’s known for its strong, balanced flavor.

Old Fashioned – Another whiskey-based cocktail, this one is made with sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus rind. It’s a simple yet flavorful drink that’s stood the test of time.

Martinez – Considered a precursor to the modern martini, the Martinez mixes gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and bitters for a slightly sweet and complex taste.

See also  Rémy Espresso Martini

Negroni – A popular Italian cocktail that blends gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. It’s known for its bitter yet balanced flavor profile.

Sazerac – A New Orleans classic, the Sazerac is made with rye whiskey, absinthe, a sugar cube, and Peychaud’s bitters, offering a deep and aromatic experience.

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vanderbilt cocktail

Vanderbilt

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry herring, Cognac, vanderbilt, vanderbilt cocktail
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Vanderbilt is a harmonious mix of rich cognac, sweet cherry brandy, and a hint of sugar syrup, balanced with a dash of Angostura bitters.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz of Cognac
  • 1 oz of Cherry Brandy
  • 1 tsp of Sugar Syrup (or Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon zest twist for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill a mixing glass with broken ice.
  • Pour the cognac, cherry brandy, sugar syrup, and Angostura bitters over the ice.
  • Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
  • Strain drink into a coupe or martini glass.
  • Twist a piece of lemon zest over the drink to release its oils, then drop it in.
  • Add a cocktail cherry an additional as garnish
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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