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Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander is perhaps the best-known digestif of all. In addition to various fruity-fresh cocktails, the sweetish Brandy Alexander Cocktail is a special change. It has a milky, viscous consistency. It has a pleasantly sweet taste with tart alcoholic aromas. Would you like to experience for yourself what this drink tastes like? Then discover our simple recipe and prepare the drink at home. Have fun discovering and enjoying!

Brandy Alexander Recipe

  • 4 cl brandy (or cognac)
  • 3 cl Creme de Cacao (white)
  • 3 cl sweet cream

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour brandy, crème de cacao and cream into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Then grit with a grated nutmeg.
  4. Serve now or enjoy yourself!
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The taste profile of the Brandy Alexander


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The Brandy Alexander convinces through the interplay of creamy-sweet and aromatic-alcoholic ingredients. The drink can be served perfectly as a digestif, after a meal. Due to its mild flavour, you can taste pleasantly sweet aromas. Nevertheless, the brandy flavour is not masked by the sweet ingredients. The interplay of this drink is unique and incomparable. The best thing is to try the digestif and convince yourself of its pleasant aroma.

Brandy Alexander by Hugo Ensslin

Hugo Ensslin was a well-known German bartender who worked in New York. He prepared several famous cocktails at the beginning of the 20th century. Ensslin’s most famous mixed drinks are the Aviation and the Brandy Alexander.

However, the Brandy Alexander only became really famous after Prohibition in the 1930s. At that time, the drink was mostly made with gin. Since the spirit was still of very poor quality at that time, people were looking for ways to make it more enjoyable. The Alexander Cocktail came just in time. Other famous cocktails that were created in this way are called Mimosa, Bellini, Cuba Libre, Whisky Sour, Tom Collins and Gin Fizz.

In this drink, the sweet taste harmonises with the spirit. This makes the digestif much more pleasant to drink. This was perfect for low-quality gin in the 1930s. The actual enjoyment with brandy (or cognac) was only invented later in Europe and prepared much more quickly there as well.

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What is a Brandy Alexander?

A Brandy Alexander is a well-known digestif that captivates with its interplay of sweet and alcoholic flavours. It can be prepared quickly and easily and is one of the most popular cocktails of all.

How do you prepare it?

Simply put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake it well. Then strain the mixture through a bar strainer into a martini glass and strain the mixture. You can then serve the digestif or enjoy it yourself.

Which spirit is used in the preparation?

We use brandy in our recipe. However, it is also common to enjoy it with cognac. Gin was more commonly used in the past for the preparation. In one recipe variant, you can still prepare the drink with gin today.

What does the drink taste like?

The cocktail impresses with the perfectly coordinated interplay of sweetness and alcohol. As a result, the digestif tastes pleasantly sweet and mild, yet alcoholic notes can still be tasted. Prepare the drink yourself and convince yourself of the taste.