Brandy Alexander

The Christmas season is filled with shopping, parties, gift giving and concerns what drinks to serve at a party!  A classic cocktail that’s always a guaranteed hit is the Brandy Alexander.  From 1922 it’s based on the original gin drink, the Alexander after Czar Alexander II. This variation using brandy was supposedly concocted for the wedding of Princess Mary and the Viscount Lascelles in London the same year and became popular during the jazz age.

 

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3/4 oz. Brandy

3/4 oz. dark creme de cacao

3/4 heavy cream

Grated nutmeg for garnish

Place ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top for garish.