Cocktail Recipe: Brandy Alexander
He's my Brandy Alexander
Always gets me into trouble
But that's another matter
Feist, Brandy Alexander
The most well known member of the Alexander cocktail family (cocktails consisting of a spirit, crème de cocoa, and cream or half and half), the Brandy Alexander is a great winter cocktail. If your friends like chocolate martinis, up their game with this. And treat yourself to a quality crème de cocoa, you will notice the difference.
1 1/2 ounces cognac or good quality brandy
1 ounce creme de cocoa (we used Tempus Fugit)
1 ounce half and half
nutmeg, for garnish
mint leaf, for garnish, optional
Combine all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Serve in martini or coupe glass. Grate fresh nutmeg on top. Garnish with mint leaf if using.
Photo by Timur Romanov