Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Base Spirit: Brandy / Cognac

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Brandy Alexander Cocktail

With cream, crème de cacao and brandy, classic is a creamy, indulgent delight. With many details of its origin unknown, the Brandy Alexander became popular in the early 20th century. Try this cocktail as a decadent after-dinner sipper.

Ingredients in the Brandy Alexander Cocktail

  • 2 oz Cognac or other fine aged brandy
  • 1 oz Dark crème de cacao
  • 1 oz Cream

Garnish: Freshly grated nutmeg

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Watch advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Brandy Alexander in our How to Cocktail video.

Learn more about the Brandy Alexander in Gary Regan’s article Behind the Drink: The Brandy Alexander

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