A Brandy Alexander is a desert cocktail based on brandy, crème de cacao and cream, which became popular at the start of the 20th century.
It is a variation of an earlier gin-based cocktail that was simply called an Alexander.
There are many rumors about the origins. Some sources say that it was created during the London marriage of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922. Drama critic and Algonquin Round Table member Alexander Woollcott claimed that it was named after him. Other sources state that it is named after Russian Czar Alexander II.
The cocktail is possibly named after Troy Alexander, a barman at Rector’s, a restaurant in New York City, who created the cocktail to serve at a dinner in honor of Phoebe Snow, a character in a popular advertising campaign early in the 20th century.
We know that this cocktail was John Lennon’s favorite drink.
Method: put the ice, the brandy, the crème de cacao and cream in the shaker. Shake well. Pour into a champagne glass and sprinkle lightly with nutmeg.
Garnish: sprinkle with nutmeg
Glass: champagne glass
30 ml brandy
30 ml crème de cacao brown liqueur
60 ml cooking cream
Little bit of nutmeg
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