Brandy Alexander

Originating in the early 1900s, the Brandy Alexander is an adaptation of a gin cocktail called “The Alexander” that simply replaces gin with cognac or brandy. Easy drinking, creamy and mildly sweet, in our opinion it makes a delightful after-dinner drink.

Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Made with cognac or brandy, dark creme de cacao and cream, the Brandy Alexander is the perfect after-dinner drink.


  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy or cognac
  • 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  • 3 ounces light cream or half-and-half


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.