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Brandy Alexander - A Drink And More

Updated on February 2, 2017
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Brandy Alexander


Brandy Alexander -- It Started With A Cocktail

A Brandy Alexander was the cocktail to order back in the 1960s. It was somewhat a "ladies drink" but there were men who enjoyed it as well. I can remember my parents drinking these. My Dad even made his own Creme De Cacoa which is one of the main ingredients

If you watch the television show "Mad Men" you will see the men enjoying a Brandy Alexander. This is very appropriate as the series is set in the 1960s.

It is a very smooth drink (in my opinion) in much the same way as a black Russian or just plain Bailey's Irish Cream.

Brandy Alexander Recipe
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Brandy Alexander

Simple to make. Creamy and delicious.

  • Prep time: 2 min
  • Ready in: 2 min
  • Yields: 1


  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz Half and Half
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • Nutmeg


  1. Put the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake a little to mix and chill. Strain out ice and pour liquid in cocktail glass. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. (I kind of like a little blob of whipped creme on top too).
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Brandy Alexander Recipe Variation

This comes out as a frozen drink, like a soft serve ice cream

  • Prep time: 2 min
  • Ready in: 2 min
  • Yields: 1


  • 1 oz Cream de Cacao
  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • Nutmeg


  1. Put the first 3 ingredients in a blender. Scoop into a large cocktail glass or a low glass. Garnish with nutmeg. Serve with a straw.

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Creme de Cacao is a cordial made from cacao syrup.

Cacao is the same as cocoa. It is believe the original cacao spelling was corrupted or misspelled to give the commonly used word of cocoa.

Mad Men is a popular TV series set in the 1960's

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Try mixing 1 oz of Creme de Cacao and 1 oz of Brandy together.

Pour over vanilla ice cream and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

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    • LotusLandry profile image

      LotusLandry 3 years ago from Southern California

      No bartender will make this. They won't even stock the nutmeg.

      The restaurants are hung up on mojitos and such.

      And to think that one of the Beatles got loaded on these at the Troubadour!

      --- former Squid.

    • JimHofman profile image

      JimHofman 4 years ago

      My wife loves these. I look forward to trying your recipes.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      I've never tried one. It looks good.

    • LynetteBell profile image

      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I do like Brandy Alexanders - one of the nicest

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I love brandy alexanders - I pinned this to my drinks and beverages board so I can keep it close at hand.

    • dumpstergourmet profile image

      dumpstergourmet 4 years ago

      This sounds absolutely delicious!

    • microfarmproject profile image

      microfarmproject 4 years ago

      All I can say is, "Yum!"

    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I've never had one but it sounds really good.

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      rockingretro2 4 years ago

      Is it wrong to want a drink at 10:30 in the morning? I love your lenses that remind my of the drinks that were popular when I was young.