Brandy Alexander

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Just who the Alexander is for whom the drink was named is a mystery. There are at least three claimants to the honor, one of them being Alexander II of Russia, great-grandfather of Anastasia whom everyone in Generation Y is familiar with because of the 1997 animated musical fantasy.

A classic among classics, Brandy Alexander is a cocktail drink made with equal parts of brandy, dark creme de cacao and cream, and dusted with nutmeg before serving.

I have no idea why the Brandy Alexander is often associated with sophistication; I don’t even know what separates a “sophisticated” drink from the rest. But it is undoubtedly a good and highly popular drink and I can guess why. It evokes sensations of warmth and comfort — sweet, chocolatey, and strong but smooth — and it is so easy to make. Just pour all the liquid ingredients into a glass, stir and top with grated nutmeg.

Brandy Alexander figures in many films, books and TV shows, including a scene in an episode in the second season of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory, a favorite of both Speedy and Sam.

Brandy Alexander
Prep Time
1 min
Total Time
1 min
Servings: 1
Author: Connie Veneracion
  • 1 part brandy
  • 1 part dark creme de cacao
  • 1 part cream (at room temperature)
  • grated nutmeg
  1. Pour the brandy, dark creme de cacao and cream into a chilled cocktail glass.
  2. Grate a nutmeg directly into the drink.
  3. Stir and enjoy.


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