Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Betsy Ross Cocktail

No, the famed flag-maker Betsy Ross did not create this brandy- and port-based tipple. But it’s delicious nonetheless.

Ingredients in the Betsy Ross Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Brandy
  • 1.5 oz Ruby port
  • .5 oz Orange Curaçao
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Betsy Ross Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  1. As a port aficionado, this is one of my favorite cocktails to make at home. It’s just enough off the beaten path to feel special, but it can be made out of relatively common ingredients. I’m looking forward to teaching this to a bar tender one day.

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