Brandy Alexander Cocktail

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. Let's take a look at how to mix up a brandy Alexander cocktail so you can try it for yourself.

Brandy Alexander in a blue and clear martini glass, with cinnamon stick, on tile.
Brandy Alexander in a blue and clear martini glass, with cinnamon stick.
Brandy Alexander in a blue and clear martini glass, with cinnamon stick, on tile.
Brandy Alexander in a blue and clear martini glass, with cinnamon stick, on tile.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail

Joss D
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).
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • cup brandy
  • cup heavy cream
  • cup dark crème de cacao
  • Ice
  • 1 Pinch of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick - garnish

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Equipment

Cocktail shaker

Notes

You can use clear crème de cacao if you can't find dark.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 30mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 583IUCalcium: 26mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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And that's how you craft a delicious brandy Alexander cocktail. Pleasing a crowd at your next party will be a snap especially if you serve these 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 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.

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