living in Wisconsin is just plain fun. it really is. there are so many things that are unanimously loved throughout the whole state that it’s like one big club. here’s a little sample of what i’m talking about:
- cheese curds
- friday night fish fry
- going up north
- bar dice
- beer and…
- BRANDY OLD FASHIONED!
of course, i called it “brandy old fashion” forever until i noticed the error of my ways and quickly changed. google “wisconsin and brandy” and you’ll see the articles on how no one can really explain why ALL OF WISCONSIN DRINKS SO MUCH BRANDY! one article went right to the source – Korbel and got this quote:
“Wisconsin is our number one state,” says Margie Healy, director of public relations for the California-based Korbel. “We export 385,000 cases a year, and 139,000 go directly to Wisconsin. That’s one-third of our total production.”
all i can tell you is that they are darn good drinks! my girlfriends and i tried the “sweet” version this past weekend and loved them!
so here is ROF with another drink for you to try out this weekend. make it for you and your loved one and send us a picture! recipe is below.
Cube of sugar
Sweet: 7-up or Sprite
Sour: Club Soda
Put cube of sugar in class and squeeze the juice from one slice of orange and add a cherry. Muddle it together – just press and break up the sugar cube and cherry. Put 4-6 dashes of bitters in the glass and add some ice cubes. Next, put in about 2- 2.5 ounces of Brandy. Korbel is most popular. Lastly top with either 7-up for SWEET or top with club soda for SOUR or a little bit of BOTH for a PRESS. Add one more cherry to the top. Take some lemon zest and squeeze the oils into the top and rub zest along rim. There you go! Enjoy!
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