The best way to drink Armenian brandy is with Armenian apricots, says Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
“You just pop out the pith and use it as a shot glass. Getting Armenian apricots is a little hard here in Florida, so regular ones work too. Most nights, I’m just sipping on it neat with a little dark chocolate,” Ohanian said in an interview with Food & Wine.
“I know it’s kitschy, but Armenians are very proud of our hospitality as a people who have been displaced all over the world. Not by choice, of course, but by genocide. Whether you are Armenian or not, there’s always a seat at the table for everyone,” he added.
Alexis Ohanian has recently unveiled Shakmat, an Armenian brandy that he created in collaboration with Flaviar.