A classic among classics, Brandy Alexander is a cocktail drink made with equal parts of brandy, dark creme de cacao and cream, and dusted with nutmeg before serving.I have no idea why the Brandy Alexander is often associated with sophistication; I don’t even know what separates a “sophisticated” drink from the rest. But it is undoubtedly a good and highly popular drink and I can guess why. It evokes sensations of warmth and comfort — sweet, chocolatey, and strong but smooth — and it is so easy to make. Just pour all the liquid ingredients into a glass, stir and top with grated nutmeg.
- 1 part brandy
- 1 part dark creme de cacao
- 1 part cream at room temperature
- grated nutmeg
- Pour the brandy, dark creme de cacao and cream into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Grate a nutmeg directly into the drink.
- Stir and enjoy.
Just who the Alexander is for whom the drink was named is a mystery. There are at least three claimants to the honor, one of them being Alexander II of Russia, great-grandfather of Anastasia whom everyone in Generation Y is familiar with because of the 1997 animated musical fantasy.
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