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Xmas cake - which alcohol?

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stclair Tue 13-Nov-18 10:10:12

Hi. I'm going to soak the fruit today for Delia's Christmas cake. I don't have brandy but do have rum, whisky and cognac! Which of these would taste the best please?

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mrsm43s Tue 13-Nov-18 10:12:44

Well Cognac is a type of brandy, so I'd use that. I generally buy cheap own brand brandy for Christmas cake making and feeding though.

Watchingthetelly Tue 13-Nov-18 10:13:24

Oooh good choice with Delia. I would go with whiskey.

Totally jonesing for some Christmas cake now...

Andtheresaw Tue 13-Nov-18 10:14:39

cognac is brandy.

Watchingthetelly Tue 13-Nov-18 10:24:10

Good point from everyone else. Think I saw whiskey and was blinded to everything else 😂

stclair Tue 13-Nov-18 10:27:39

You learn something new everyday! Thanks!

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SpoonBlender Tue 13-Nov-18 10:44:08

I did a mixed tequila and vodka one one christmas when we were too hard up to get booze in, scraping the bottom of the "drinks we can't drink" cupboard. It was fine! It made remarkably little difference to the flavour.

Normally I use whiskey (Irish preferred, not smokey) but rum or brandy are naturally perfectly fine.

Laska3Meryl Tue 13-Nov-18 10:47:44

I used Jamaican golden rum this time ( and port also in the mix) (hic)

Namechange170518 Tue 13-Nov-18 10:49:42

I've used amaretto for the last few years.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername Tue 13-Nov-18 10:51:17

I use a mixture of brandy, amaretto, port, dark rum, kirsch and angostura bitters.

WhoGivesADamnForAFlakeyBandit Tue 13-Nov-18 10:53:45


stclair Tue 13-Nov-18 11:40:34

As I’m (clearly!) not a spirits connoisseur I doubt I’ll notice the difference either!

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