Separator Cocktail

Separator Cocktail With Brandy and Coffee Liqueur

The Spruce / S&C Design Studios

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
177 Calories
0g Fat
8g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 9mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you replace the vodka of a black Russian with brandy you have this drink called a brandy separator. It's an equally pleasant drink and you can add cream to make a white brandy separator.

All of these drinks are connected and very easy to remember. This brandy version is just as good, if not better ​than the vodka drink and it is a great cold weather cocktail.

"Brandy’s versatility in cocktails has been forgotten for a long time, but this recipe is a straightforward example of how delicious it can be with other ingredients. The fresh fruit, almond, and oak notes pair seamlessly with coffee. If you dare to add cream, you will be entering a world of flavor decadency. Be brave." —Sean Johnson

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy

  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for a Separator Cocktail With Brandy and Coffee Liqueur
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  2. Build the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass with ice cubes.

    Mixing a Separator Cocktail With Brandy and Coffee Liqueur
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  3. Stir well.

    Mixing a Separator Cocktail With Brandy and Coffee Liqueur
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  4. Serve and enjoy.

    Separator Cocktail With Brandy and Coffee Liqueur
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Recipe Variation

To make a white brandy separator, mix 1 1/2 ounce brandy and 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur in an old-fashioned glass over ice. Float cream on top to fill.

How Strong Is the Separator Cocktail?

These cocktails are not the tamest drinks because liquor makes up most of the volume. However, they are smooth and certainly not the strongest you can make. The separator's alcohol content falls in the 27 percent ABV (54 proof) range. The small amount of cream makes very little difference in the white separator.

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