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RECIPE: Brandy Alexander

To transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs, we thought we’d celebrate Brandy Alexander Day. The creamy, chocolaty cocktail was a favorite in our teenage years (when we turned 18, it was the legal drinking age in our state).

It’s dangerously good—like a spiked milkshake.

According to the Classic Cocktail Club of Milan, Italy, the Brandy Alexander was created in 1922 in London, “at the time of” the wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood to Viscount Lascelles. However happy that marriage turned out, we’re happy the Brandy Alexander is part of its legacy.


Ingredients Per Serving

  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

    A Brandy Alexander cocktail. Photo courtesy



    1. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes.

    2. Add brandy, creme de cacao and half-and-half; shake well.

    3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

    Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream and serve in a globe wine goblet or other alternative to a martini glass.


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