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
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.