Brandy

Brandy is Latin for a goose; a memento to prevent the animal from rising in the stomach by a glass of the good creature.

n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the grave and four parts clarified Satan. Dose, a headful all the time. Brandy is said by Dr. Johnson to be the drink of heroes. Only a hero will venture to drink it.