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.  

Today is Brandy Alexander Day!  

Learning this 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 a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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:

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.