Brandy Alexander

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Added: 24th December 2020


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The Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail that is made with brandy, crème de cacao and cream. The origins of the Brandy Alexander can be traced back to the early 20th century, but the exact origins of the drink are not clear. It is believed to have been first served around the prohibition era (1920-1933) in America. It is named after the Alexander the Great, but it's not known why. The Brandy Alexander is a classic example of a "cream cocktail" a category of drinks that are typically made with cream as one of the ingredients. It's a sweet, creamy and strong drink that can be enjoyed in any occasion. The Brandy Alexander is a versatile drink that can be made with different types of brandy and variations on the recipe have been created over the years. It's typically garnished with nutmeg or cocoa powder. It's a traditional Christmas and New Year's Eve drink, but can be enjoyed all year round.