Treat yourself to this brand new limited release of Papillon Reserve Brandy, a rare spirit that is still unavailable in most cities. Brandy connoisseurs have waited patiently for this highly-anticipated release and are already giving Papillon rave reviews. This fine product is meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed as an after-dinner offering.
Unlike traditional “dessert wines” and evening brandies, Papillon Reserve Brandy is not sickeningly sweet but instead enhances the experience, especially when served with a dessert. Papillon pairs well with small servings of fruit-based tarts, anything with caramel, Bavarian creams and custards, and fruit such as apples, peaches, and pears.
If you’re more inclined to enjoy liquor in the dessert itself, Papillon will not disappoint. A recipe which we love with it is a “Cherries Jubilee” which was favored by the housewives everywhere during 1940s and 50s. Designed as a light dessert to be served after a heavy meal, Cherries Jubilee is traditionally served over vanilla bean ice cream, but would work very well served over a custard or light creme brûlée. To make this recipe, whisk together 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/4 cup of cold water, 1/4 cup orange juice and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Once the mixture is boiling add 1 pound of dark, sweet cherries (rinsed and pitted) and freshly grated orange zest from half of an orange. Return to a boil and let simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1/4 Papillon Reserve Brandy and burst into flames with a long lighter. Lightly shake the pan until the flame extinguishes itself. Spoon the mixture of bowls of vanilla ice cream.
Whether you’re using Papillon Reserve Brandy within a dessert recipe or serving it neat in a snifter as the dessert itself, you and your guests are sure to love the versatility of this fine, limited-release spirit. To learn more about their stable of products, be sure to visit Papillon’s website and then return here for the best price.