The Christmas season is almost upon us. In addition to the lights, trees, presents, and all manner of other fun things, this holly jolly time of year also means tons of great food.
However, food obviously needs drink to go with it, and what’s better on a cold winter night than a delicious holiday-themed cocktail? That’s where the brandy Alexander cocktail comes in.
A rich, slightly spicy drink with notes of cinnamon and chocolate, it’s almost like a more booze-forward version of the classic hot cocoa (except for the hot part).
Whether you’re making it for a party or for yourself after a long day, this drink scratches that festive but nostalgic itch in all the right ways.
Pleasing a crowd at your next party will be a snap, especially if you serve these Brandy Alexander cocktails after a hearty turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Simple and elegant all at once, it might even be good enough to be a year-round staple at your home bar.
There are a few secrets to make this holiday cocktail even more amazing. The easiest way to do this is using fresh cinnamon when you serve it, enhancing the earthy, spicy punch of the original and really bringing out the complexity of the brandy and chocolate of the crème de cacao.
Let’s take a look at how to mix up a brandy Alexander cocktail so you can try it for yourself.
Brandy Alexander Cocktail
- ⅓ cup brandy
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup dark crème de cacao
- 1 Pinch of cinnamon
- Cinnamon stick - garnish
- Mix brandy, heavy cream and crème de cacao in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Serve in martini glasses. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
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