Monday, January 31, 2011

Brandy Alexander

Today is National Brandy Alexander Day!

Who proclaims these days? I have no idea! But I was checking out the upcoming food holidays yesterday and thought... "What's a Brandy Alexander?"

I knew it was a cocktail. I knew I had some brandy. Maybe I could make one!


Brandy Alexander
1 1/2 oz brandy
1 oz creme de cocoa
1 oz half & half

Fill shaker half way with ice. Pour all ingredients into shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

I even made this myself! Typically Jon is the bar master our house. But I read about it, checked to see if we had everything, then just set out to make it!

It's pretty tasty! Happy National Brandy Alexander Day!


DDpie said...

I had to rush over cuz I didn't know what was in one either! LOL sounds yummy, although, I would probably drink one (then switch) it sounds too rich!

Spryte said...

It is rich DD! I drank half and gave the rest to Jon. =)

Patti T. said...

My MIL used to drink these, grass hoppers, and pink squirrels, I don't know that I ever tasted one. I think she considered them "ladies drinks."

Culinary Alchemist said...

Hooray for Brandy!! I have not had one of these in Eons.