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Brandy Alexander - A Drink And More

Updated on January 10, 2018
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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.

© 2013 Ellen Gregory


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