Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brandy Alexander

Day 351

Brandy Alexander
4 shots out of 5

I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I have an appointment to register our oldest child for high school tomorrow.  


I can still remember the day he was born, wow.  Boy these years go by really fast.  I have to say, I think he's ready for high school.  He's an easy going guy, great student and very athletic.  I don't think the transition will be too hard for him at all.  He makes me happy.

I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5.  

I received an email from Ross at Hire The Barman this morning informing me that today is Brandy Alexander Day.  He included the chart below on the Brandy Alexander to share with you all.  

After reading his email I decided to move the Brandy Alexander up on my list and make it today.  I have made a Gin Alexander before which I did like, so I was excited to try this one as well.  

Glad I did!!  

I am not a huge brandy drinker.....I'm not even a little brandy drinker (I leave the brandy drinking to my husband).  I have to say, and no it's not because it's "Brandy Alexander Day", I like this cocktail, I really do!  

I would skip the nutmeg, but the rest, YUM!!  I'm sure the nutmeg adds to the cognac in this cocktail and I'm sure for 80% of you it would be great, but I'm simply not a fan of nutmeg on cocktails.  Thank You Ross for sending me your recipe!!

Here is the recipe for a Brandy Alexander:
  • 2 oz cognac
  • 1 1/2 oz dark creme de cacao
  • 1 1/2 oz cream
  • dash of nutmeg
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the nutmeg.  Shake and strain your cocktail into a martini glass.  Sprinkle the nutmeg on top:

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Thank You Ross for emailing me with your recipe and great chart!  Happy Brandy Alexander Day!


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. a) Did you ever try them slushy-style?
    b) I can't read the chart. Even when I click on it, it doesn't get bigger enough for these eyes to read. Is it posted somewhere else?

    1. a) I have not yet, but it is on the chart and I definitely want to!
      b) I just posted it on my "Other Fun Stuff" tab so that it's bigger. Let me know if that looks OK.