The last day of January is National Brandy Alexander Day. If you haven’t tried this incredibly tasty cocktail, do it today on January 31.

Brandy Alexander became popular in 1922, when it was introduced during the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in London. This cocktail has a predecessor, Alexander, that is made with gin. But number one was quickly forgotten when Brandy Alexander came to stage. And today we’re happy to celebrate National Brandy Alexander Day.

Luminarc Assorted Brew Bar Craft Coupe Martini Glass, Set of 4, Clear

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Luminarc Assorted Brew Bar Craft Coupe Martini Glass, Set of 4, Clear

by Luminarc

The recipe of Brandy Alexander is very simple. Combine 1,5 oz brandy, 1 oz dark crème de cacao and 1 oz of half-and-half. Shake it well with ice cubes and strain your cocktail into martini glass. Garnish cocktail with 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg. Enjoy your cocktail! We used this recipe for my husband’s birthday. While his birthday is not in January he loves brandy. Better than cake!

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If you want to, you can turn Brandy Alexander into a dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream to cocktail and serve it in a wine goblet, which is a good alternative to martini glass. Actually you can serve this dessert in any other glass that you like.

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