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Cocktail ingredients Brandy alexander

Cocktail recipe Brandy alexander

  • Pour 1 oz of light cream, 1 oz of dark cacao liqueur and 1.5 oz of cognac into a shaker
  • Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake
  • Strain into a chilled champagne saucer
  • Garnish with ground nutmeg

Cocktail Legend Brandy Alexander

1922 | London, United Kingdom Immediately after the United States joined the First World War, proponents of Prohibition achieved a nationwide ban on the production and sale of spirits in the name of preserving the country's grain supply. Thanks to the famous 18th Amendment, illegal drinking establishments called speakeasies appearing in every state. At the end of the 1920s, one of these bars saw the invention of an outstanding digestive cocktail. For a base, so-called bathtub gin was used - an alcohol replacement which was made illicitly, sometimes literally in the bathub, and flavored with juniper. But not even the flavorful berries could mask the taste that was very far from true gin. Then bartenders learned to mix it with chocolate and cream, turning the swill into a perfectly serviceable cocktail, first known simply as an Alexander in honor of Alexander Woolcott, a literary critic and one of the founders of the "Algonquin Round Table," a gathering place for the American literary...

1922 | London, United Kingdom Immediately after the United States joined the First World War, proponents of Prohibition achieved a nationwide ban on the production and sale of spirits in the name of preserving the country's grain supply. Thanks to the famous 18th Amendment, illegal drinking establishments called speakeasies appearing in every state. At the end of the 1920s, one of these bars saw the invention of an outstanding digestive cocktail. For a base, so-called bathtub gin was used - an alcohol replacement which was made illicitly, sometimes literally in the bathub, and flavored with juniper. But not even the flavorful berries could mask the taste that was very far from true gin. Then bartenders learned to mix it with chocolate and cream, turning the swill into a perfectly serviceable cocktail, first known simply as an Alexander in honor of Alexander Woolcott, a literary critic and one of the founders of the "Algonquin Round Table," a gathering place for the American literary elite of the day. It should be noted that another version connects the cocktail with the name of Russian Tsar Alexander II, who knew a thing or two about strong drinks. In 1922 in London, where strong alcohol was alive and well, the canonical Brandy Alexander was invented, featuring brandy and creme de cacao. In this form, the cocktail made its way into Harry MacElhone's "ABC Cocktails." It can be presumed that its distant relative appeared in the 1970s, Alexander's Sister - with creme de menthe instead of creme de cacao.

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Cocktail Legend Brandy Alexander

1922 | London, United Kingdom Immediately after the United States joined the First World War, proponents of Prohibition achieved a nationwide ban on the production and sale of spirits in the name of preserving the country's grain supply. Thanks to the famous 18th Amendment, illegal drinking establishments called speakeasies appearing in every state. At the end of the 1920s, one of these bars saw the invention of an outstanding digestive cocktail. For a base, so-called bathtub gin was used - an alcohol replacement which was made illicitly, sometimes literally in the bathub, and flavored with juniper. But not even the flavorful berries could mask the taste that was very far from true gin. Then bartenders learned to mix it with chocolate and cream, turning the swill into a perfectly serviceable cocktail, first known simply as an Alexander in honor of Alexander Woolcott, a literary critic and one of the founders of the "Algonquin Round Table," a gathering place for the American literary elite of the day. It should be noted that another version connects the cocktail with the name of Russian Tsar Alexander II, who knew a thing or two about strong drinks. In 1922 in London, where strong alcohol was alive and well, the canonical Brandy Alexander was invented, featuring brandy and creme de cacao. In this form, the cocktail made its way into Harry MacElhone's "ABC Cocktails." It can be presumed that its distant relative appeared in the 1970s, Alexander's Sister - with creme de menthe instead of creme de cacao.

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