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The Wisconsin unofficial state cocktail is the Brandy Old Fashioned.

Wisconsin Unofficial State Cocktail - - Brandy Old Fashioned - One-third of Kobel's total brandy production is exported to Wisconsin. Needless to say, Wisconsinites love brandy a little more than most. So, it's not surprising that a Wisconsin Old Fashioned is made with brandy instead of the traditional bourbon or rye whiskey.

Legend has it that Wisconsinite's taste for brandy old fashoneds started at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A California brandy maker (Kobel) displayed his brandy at the Exposition and the good folks of Wisconsin who attended the World's Fair developed a taste for the beverage.




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Unofficial State Cocktail


Brandy Old Fashioned



Above: Video on how to make a Brandy Old Fashioned.




Above: Video on how to make a Brandy Old Fashioned.



Above: Video on how to make a Brandy Old Fashioned.




Above: Manitowoc Minute – How to make a Brandy Old Fashioned. Don't Muddle the rind!




Above: The Real Truth About the Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned – Jeanette Hurt is a journalist and cocktail historian whose books and articles explore culture through the lens of food and drink.



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