Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Brandy Alexander

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day. Being that its an old school drink that doesn’t receive the proper attention it deserves in this day & age we figured we would help to enlighten everyone about what exactly this drink is.
The Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy based cocktail consisting of Cognac and Crème de Cacao that became popular in the early 20th century. It is a play or variation of an earlier, gin based cocktail that was simply called an Alexander.
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2 oz Brandy
½ oz Dark Crème de Cacao
½ oz Heavy Cream
Whole Nutmeg
Drink Mixer
Chilled Cocktail Glasses

Combine the Brandy, Crème de Cacao and Heavy Cream in a drink mixer filled with ice, close and shake until the mixer becomes cold to the touch.
Strain into a 6oz Cocktail Glass and grate Nutmeg over the top to taste.

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