Classic Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Classic Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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The classic Brandy Alexander cocktail is the perfect finish to a holiday meal.  This cocktail is warm and cool all at the same time while being an adult dessert that your guests will savor.

 

What is a Brandy Alexander?

A Classic Brandy Alexander is a cocktail that first came about in the early 20th century.  This cocktail is made with only three ingredients. 

  • Cognac
  • Creme de Cacao 
  • Fresh Cream

Prior to using brandy in this cocktail, it was simply made with gin.  When the cocktail was made only with gin it was named the Alexander.  Once bartenders started using cognac or brandy – the name was changed to the Brandy Alexander.  You can learn more about the use of the name as well as why the cocktail was originally named Alexander here.  

 

Recipe for a Brandy Alexander Cocktail

How do you make a Classic Brandy Alexander cocktail?

It’s such a simple cocktail.  Using the above ingredients follow these steps:

  1. Add the three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Pour into a glass that has been chilled.
  3. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top of the drink.

 
 

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Variations of a Brandy Alexander:

  • Ice cream sundae using the classic Brandy Alexander ingredients
  • Brandy Alexander Pie
  • Brandy Alexander Frappe (simply add ice cream to this recipe and blend)
How to make a classic Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Classic Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Classic three ingredient dessert cocktail made with cream.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz cognac
  • 2 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 2 oz fresh cream

Instructions

    1. Add three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
    2. Pour into a chilled glass.
    3. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top of the drink.

Notes

You can make this Brandy Alexander with ice cream instead of plain cream. Simply place a small scoop of ice cream in each glass and omit the cream. Make sure you put the glasses into the freezer before making the drink.

Enjoy this holiday (or any day) cocktail!

Cheers,

JJ

PS:  Check out these other cocktails to get your cocktail party together!

Easy Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Sparkling Pear Cocktail

Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Hot Apple Cider (Spiked With Rum)

 



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