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Holiday Spin on a Classic Drink

Holiday Spin on a Classic Drink

It’s no secret that this has been a challenging year.  We wanted to share a delicious holiday drink that may help you spread some holiday cheer!

Brandy Alexander cocktail drink with holiday decor

The Brandy Alexander is a drink that was popular in the 1930’s-1970’s.  The cocktail, according to historian Barry Popik, was likely born at Hotel Rector, New York City’s premier pre-Prohibition lobster palace. The bartender there, a certain Troy Alexander, made the classic version that calls for heavy cream, but in the spirit of the season, we’ve swapped out the heavy cream for eggnog, a festive upgrade to help say good-bye to 2020!

eggnog brandy

The Recipe

The recipe itself is fairly simple:

1 1 ounces cognac

1 ounce dark crème de cacao

2 ounces eggnog
Garnish: grated nutmeg

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a coupe glass.

Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

We can definitely understand why this was so popular in it’s day.  Who knows, maybe our holiday twist will bring the Brandy Alexander back!

From all of us at Burnett & Williams, we wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.