The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

Vanderbilt University Commodores (Nashville, TN): Vanderbilt Cocktail

vanderbilt cocktails

And now for the grossest thing we made throughout this whole endeavor: Vanderbilt Cocktails. Basically, they tasted like the worst kind of medicine your mom forced you to drink when you were little. We drank it, but we didn’t like it. Just like that medicine.

A Vanderbilt Cocktail (courtesy of Drink of the Week)

1 1/2 oz. Brandy
3/4 oz. Cherry Brandy
Dashes Angostura Bitters
1/4 teaspoon Bar Sugar

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass.