In the world of enticing cocktails, there is no dearth of really experimental ones. Brandy Alexander is certainly one of them. We have come across various fusion cocktails but this drink can be called as one of the edgier ones. Brandy Alexander is a delightful concoction made of brandy, crème de cacao, and luscious cream. In other words, it is too splendid to refuse.

The drink has various origin stories almost dating back to the Renaissance. But many people believe that the drink is a twentieth century creation. As per the popular legend, the drink was made by a bartender named Troy Alexander who purportedly came up with the idea while working at the famed New York City restaurant Rector’s. The restaurant was the talk of the town because of its first revolving front door which made it the high-society haunt for NYC’s nouveau riche. This made Alexander create a drink which was unique and could only be found in the Noshery. It is believed he took the inspiration from a fictional character, called Phoebe Snow. She was a beautiful cartoon woman who used to wear a white dress with a white hat and white gloves. Keeping this in mind Alexander wanted to create a drink which was all white and frothy. He tried various concoctions but his last creation named Brandy Alexander took the spotlight. It is quite clear that he named the drink after him for his sedulous work.

Brandy Alexander is quite easy to prepare, the elements in the drink only need to be poured in one part each. The cocktail can be rustled up in a few seconds. The use of crème de cacao with whipped cream adds a rich layer to the drink. Thus, if you want to treat yourself with mild liquor which is delicious and creamy in taste, then this can become your go-to cocktail. Here’s the recipe for Brandy Alexander.


  • 2-ounce brandy
  • 2-ounce dark crème de cacao liqueur
  • 2-ounce whipped cream
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker or any shaker filled with ice cubes, pour the crème de cacao, brandy with whipped cream, and shake it well.

2. Lastly, garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Your delightful Brandy Alexander is ready.