Looking for a fun, festive, and delicious little cocktail to sip on these cold autumn evenings? Look no further than the classic Brandy Alexander.
The origin of this simple little mixer is a mystery, as many notable people have claimed that it was named after them, however it’s fair to assess that is was invented during the early 20th century. It is a decadent concoction of cognac, creme de cocoa, and cream shaken with ice, poured into a chilled glass, and garnished with a dash of nutmeg.
The light, but still rich chocolate flavors, paired with nutmeg and cream make the Brandy Alexander a personal favorite of ours during the cold months. Although the original recipe calls for cognac, a dark spiced rum also tastes amazing, and if you need something just a little sweater, try pouring it over a small scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Classic Brandy Alexander:
- 1 1/2ounces cognac
- 1ounce dark creme de cacao
- 1ounce cream
- Garnish: ground nutmeg
Shake with ice and pour into your favorite cocktail glass!