Now that we’re getting into the winter months, it’s a good idea to have a firm repertoire of warming drinks under your belt. Just to tide you over, y’know? Sure, there’s nothing wrong with classics like mulled wine or a Hot Toddy, but every now and then it’s fun to branch out and try something new.
When I first made the Olympic, I certainly didn’t expect it to be a potential winter warmer but to my great surprise, it is – in all honesty, I attribute it entirely to the brandy so if this recipe doesn’t tickle your fancy then I would suggest you check out the other Brandy recipes we have and see if there’s something that tempts you a bit more.
However, I absolutely would recommend giving this a go. The combination of brandy and lemon juice creates a sharp smokiness which plays awfully well with the orange juice. When you add some triple sec to that it packs an even bigger punch, but the mouthfeel stays smooth.
♦ 1 ounce brandy
♦ 1 ounce triple sec
♦ 1 ounce orange juice
♦ ¼ ounce lemon juice
Shake all the ingredients together and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.