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American Pharoah Brandy Cocktail

American Pharoah

Brandy, sherry, strawberry, and mint make for the perfect warm-weather sipper.

This brandy cocktail from acclaimed bartender Jeff Bell combines the spirit with sherry, strawberry, and mint for the perfect warm-weather sipper.


  • 1 3/4 oz. brandy
  • 1/4 oz. Lustau East India sherry
  • 1/4 oz. strawberry syrup
  • 6 mint sprigs
  • Tools:muddler, swizzle stick
  • Glass:julep cup
  • Garnish:strawberry and mint sprig


Muddle the mint with the strawberry syrup in a chilled julep cup, then add the remaining ingredients and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle until the cup frosts over, then top with crushed ice. Garnish.

Strawberry SyrupMake a 1:1 simple syrup (16 oz. of granulated sugar and 16 oz. of water). Combine 16 oz. of washed and de-stemmed fresh strawberries with 16 oz. of the simple syrup in an immersion blender. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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