Bump up the holiday spirits with this ultra boozy bread. It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to kick back, relax and make merry.
I had the privilege of joining the South African Brandy Foundation for a luncheon this week at 54 on Bath Hotel and I left there with a much deeper understanding of this fine spirit and a need to learn much more.
Traditionally, brandy has been used as an effective means to relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs or sore throats. The strong alcoholic content can help eliminate bacteria and loosens up phlegm and mucus, thereby acting as a type of expectorant. The anti-inflammatory properties in brandy can also help soothe the irritation that causes coughing and sore throats.
Unlike carbohydrate-heavy alcoholic drinks, like beer, brandy contains no carbs and doesn’t fill you up. Brandy can also be enjoyed as an aperitif, without ruining your appetite, nor does it contribute to the simple sugar breakdown of carbs that can easily be stored as fat, such as those found in beer.