Brandy cocktails you should know
pinch of mint
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz rye whiskey
1 1/2 oz Brandy Sainte Louise
1/2 oz Jamaican rum
Gently massage the pinch of mint and add mint and simple syrup to a julep cup. Use a barspoon to rub the mint and simple along the walls of the glass. Add the whiskey and brandy to the glass and fill with finely crushed ice. Use the bar spoon to swizzle the mixture until frost forms on the outside of the cup. Top with more finely crushed ice and float the Jamaican rum on top of the drink. Garnish with a few mint leaves and powdered sugar.
'Harper’s New Monthly Magazine,' 1857