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Brandy Alexander Recipe

Happy Hour: Brandy Alexander

A milky mix of brandy, cream, and creme de cacao, the brandy alexander is often referenced but rarely ordered. Rumored to be a favorite drink of John Lennon's, this classic cocktail has had a song written about it (Feist's "Brandy Alexander"), and in an episode of Mad Men, Peggy orders one to get her through an unsuccessful date.

After hearing so much about brandy alexanders, I finally made one for myself — and quickly drained the glass. Though on the sweeter side, this drink isn't as dessert-like as you might think; with smooth yet potent brandy, it pleases much like a white russian.

Find out how to make a brandy alexander.

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 ounce brandy
  2. 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  3. 1 ounce half-and-half
  4. 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Directions

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the brandy, creme de cacao, and half-and-half. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the nutmeg.

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