Feb 272012
21 brandy alexander

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January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day.

The Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy-based cocktail made with cognac and crème de cacao giving it a chocolaty flavor. There are several origin stories including one that said it was created for Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles in 1922, and another one that claims it was named after Russian tsar, Alexander II.

Brandy Alexander
1 oz. brandy
1 oz. white crème de cacao
1 oz. light cream

Shake all ingredients, except nutmeg, with ice. Strain contents into a cocktail glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve.

Brandy Alexandra
1 o.z brandy
1/2 oz. crème de cacao
1 scoop vanilla ice-cream
1 scoop ice

Blend all the ingredients, except nutmeg, in a blender. Pour in to glass and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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