Yes, January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day! Though rumored to have been created for the wedding of The Princess Mary, Princess Royal (eldest daughter of England’s King George V and Queen Mary) and George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood in 1922, the true origin of this classic drink is unknown. A previous drink named simply “The Alexander”, contained gin, creme de cocao and sweet cream, and the “brandy” version may just be a simple swap-out…
Here is a little twist on the classic recipe:
Hiram’s Brandy Alexander:
recipe courtesy of Hiram Walker
- 1 1/2 parts brandy,
- 1 part Hiram Walker Brown Creme de Cacao
- 1/2 part cream or half-and-half
- splash coffee.
Garnish: grated nutmeg
Shake and strain into a stemmed glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.