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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander is a  mature adult cocktail meant to be slowly savored after a formal meal before exiting to other events for the evening.

Brandy Alexander| Kita Roberts

There’s enough mint, Guinness, and corned beef on the web today to fill you Pinterest stream for weeks. Being the rebel that I am, I decided to break away from the Irish themed recipes and run with this classy cocktail all my own.

Brandy Alexander| Kita Roberts

Ever since I was a small child, I have always associated the Brandy Alexander as a classy after dinner grown up drink. My father used to finish his meal with one any time we went out to dinner. In my mind it was an important part of ending the meal. Not cake, not ice cream. No, this mature adult cocktail was to be slowly savored before exiting to other events for the evening. Even now as an adult, I find myself feeling like a small child trying to play dress up when I order one for myself. But every now and then, when I skip dessert and treat myself to one of these, I don’t care if it’s dress up or not, I’m at a well deserved spot at the big kids table.

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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander| Kita Roberts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 oz creme de cacao
  • 2 oz good brandy
  • a heavy splash of half and half
  • freshly grated nutmeg for garnish


  1. Put several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the creme de cacao, brandy, and half and half to the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into chilled cocktail glasses.
  5. Garnish with a pinch of fresh nutmeg.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 27gSugar: 26g
Brandy Alexander| Kita Roberts

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Tuesday 18th of March 2014

My parents used to make this as well! Fabulous!

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Monday 17th of March 2014

Holy Cow, Kita!!! This drink is so perfect. I need. I want... I must have!

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