Brandy Alexander

brandy alexander

John Lennon’s favorite drink! In my life, it was the first dessert drink I’d ever had, contemplated or seen. At a restaurant in McCall, Idaho, to be specific. There isn’t any agreed upon origin of it but its been around since at least the early 1900’s. Make sure you grate some fresh nutmeg on top, it makes all the difference!


Equipment: shaker, strainer, chilled coupe or martini glass, microplaner

1½ oz heavy cream

1½ oz crème de cacao (or chocolate liqueur)

1½ oz cognac

Nutmeg for garnish


Combine cream, crème de cacao and cognac in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20-25 seconds and strain into chilled coupe or martini glass. Top with fresh grated nutmeg. Cheers!

brandy alexander

Author: sauceandshake

A culinary and libatious adventure of a cook and a bartender who strive to make things as complimentary as they are to each other.

4 thoughts on “Brandy Alexander”

  1. This sounds lovely.

    What brand of cognac do you suggest?

    I’m not much of a brandy drinker, but I’d love to try this recipe out with something tasty and (hopefully) not crazy spendy.


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      1. Awesome, thanks!

        Do you have any other brandy cocktails you’d suggest? My boyfriend doesn’t like really sweet cocktails and I’d like to make something for him to try.



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