The Brandy Alexander is a cocktail that can be traced back to the 1920’s in prohibition America. The original recipe was known as an 'Alexander' and the cream and chocolate flavours this cocktail recipe is known for actually disguised illegally produced or 'bathtub' gin which was the key alcoholic ingredient! Thankfully the recipe evolved into the 'Brandy Alexander' - with a brandy base instead of gin - to the cocktail we recognise today.
Our Brandy Alexander recipe is made using Three Barrels Brandy (a delicious French grape brandy), De Kuyper Crème de Cacao White and cream. The richness of Three Barrels with its smooth, velvety taste with hints of almond and walnut mixes perfectly with the chocolatey flavours of the De Kuyper Crème de Cacao White. Shake both of these ingredients together vigorously in a cocktail shaker with cream and ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. You can use single or double cream depending how thick you want the finished cocktail to be. Also it’s not a problem to use De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Brown instead of White, or a blend of the two as the flavours are the same - but please note that the colour of the finished cocktail will be affected from a light cream to a milky or dark coffee shade. Sprinkle a dusting of ground nutmeg on the top of the cocktail for the perfect garnish.