This boastful brandy alexander recipe is so delicious you will forget you are drinking alcohol!
This cocktail was named the boastful Brandy Alexander for a reason.
And the reason is – it is so dang delicious that I get boastful about it! Once you make it, you will see what I mean.
You say: “But this is an old person’s drink, I’ll be laughed out of the bar if I order this.”
Me: *Slides the Brandy Alexander closer to you* Smiling softly, I say, “Taste it.”
You: *Reaches out and brings the drink closer to yourself* “But I don’t like Brandy,” you explain.
Me: *Smiles wider and makes a ‘go on’ gesture*
You: *Lifts the glass up to your lips* You sip, your eyes gape and you smile. “Mmmmmmmm!”
Me: *Nods, with a boastful look on my face*
If I haven’t given you enough evidence for you to make it yet, let me say this: this cocktail has been known as the milkshake cocktail.
BINGO! It tastes like a milkshake! ‘Nuff said?
Remember this cocktail was thought up in the early 1900s, way before some of the other milkshake-like cocktails I’ve made previously for this blog like the Almond Joy Cocktail or the muddy martini were invented.
I wonder if the Brandy Alexander was the first dessert-like cocktail? Do you know? Leave me a comment if you do.
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How to make the brandy Alexander cocktail
There are only a few ingredients in this lovely cocktail. I gather the Brandy, the creme de cacao and some cream. That’s it. Easy peasy.
And what makes it even easier is that the measurement of each ingredient is the same.
I fill my trusty cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
I’m using Christian Brothers Brandy. I measure out 1 1/2 ounces of it.
I pour the Brandy into the shaker.
Next, I measure out 1 1/2 ounces of the delicious creme de cacao.
Into the shaker it goes.
Now for the best stuff! The cream. You can use any type of cream, but this drink is usually made with heavy cream. All I have on hand is light cream, so I use that.
Poury-poury in the shakie!!
It’s a pretty cloud in a glass!!
Now, the next photo is of a little grater that my mom gave me. I love this little thing. It’s a nutmeg grater!
Here it is, propped up on the shaker with the nutmeg seed in front.
And now for the top of the grater flipped up with the seed inside it. You see, it’s equipped for storage too.
Isn’t it the cutest thing?
Time to cap the shaker and shake it like my life depends on it.
I strain the contents of the shaker into my cute coupe glass.
Now, I sprinkle some ground nutmeg on the top of the drinkie-poo.
I did not use the seed I photographed because who knows how old it is! I really should throw it away and get a new one. But I’m finding it hard because it was my mom’s, so I’m sentimental about it.
And now for the aerial view!
And of course, the vertical view.
Now, it’s time to drink some milkshake. But slowly, yes slowly because I have control. Really I do.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and you make it soon as it is delish!
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.
Brandy Alexander Cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces Brandy not flavored Brandy
- 1 1/2 ounces creme de cacao
- 1/1/2 ounces cream
- Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add Brandy, creme de cacao and cream
- Cap shaker and shake for 10 shakes
- Strain the contents into a coupe glass or martini glass
- Raise glass
- Declare it’s a milkshake