Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander
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The Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail that has been around since the early 20th century. It’s made with brandy, crème de cacao, and cream and is often garnished with nutmeg or cinnamon. This cocktail has a rich history and it was first printed in 1916, in Hugo Ensslin’s book “Recipes for Mixed Drinks”.

Fun fact: when the alexander cocktail was first published, it consisted of Gin instead of brandy.

Brandy Alexander Recipe

  1. 30 ml Brandy

  2. 30 ml dark creme de cacao

  3. 30 ml cream

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

brandy alexander cocktail

How to Make a Brandy Alexander

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add brandy, dark creme de cacao, and cream

  2. Shake for about 10-20 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into a coupe glass.

  4. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg on top.