Brandy cocktails you should know

Sazerac

3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 sugar cube
splash soda
2 oz Brandy Sainte Louise
splash absinthe
lemon zest

Combine bitters, sugar cube, and splash of soda in a mixing glass and muddle until sugar begins to dissolve. Add brandy and ice to mixing glass and stir until just chilled and diluted. To prepare your rocks glass add a splash of absinthe, swirl the glass, and pour out excess liquid. Strain cocktail into the absinthe-rinsed glass and garnish by expressing a zest of lemon above the drink and discarding the peel.

The World’s Drinks & How to Mix Them, William Boothby, 1908

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