2 oz Cognac
1 oz Crème de Cacao (brown)
1 oz Half-and-half
1 pn Nutmeg (fresh grated)

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass. Garnish.


There are many variations of ratios, including 3:2:1 and 1:1:1. The stated ratio above is suggested by Gary Regan.

Cocktail summary
Brandy Alexander
2006 creative commons, Jason Lam, Wikipedia
Posted by Dan on 11/12/2010
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Created for the wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and Viscount Lascelles, London, UK
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  • Skip the chocolate. I make my BAs: 2/1/0.25 cognac/cream/syrup + fresh nutmeg as per a recipe I found in Arnold's Liquid Intelligence. It's dessert but it's fantastic. — ★★★★★
  • Prefer 1:1:1 ratio, use good cognac and Mozart Dark Chocolate — ★★★
  • Bad with cheap brandy. Not sure it's worth making with Cognac either using MB white cacao (but haven't tried yet). — ★
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