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Cocktails | Brandy Alexander Two-Ways

Posted on January 4, 2012

Mark's mom used to make Brandy Alexander's during the holidays, usually after 8pm. We had planned on making these and then I received an email from goop with the same cocktail so I decided to make both versions. The one pictured on the left is the goop version, more of a martini style cocktail. The one on the right is Mark's mom's version, more like a spiked milk shake. Both were good, just depends on your preference.

Yield: 1 serving each

brandy alexander

goop's Recipe


1 ounce good brandy

1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 1/2 ounces cream

freshly grated nutmeg or garam masala (optional)


Shake with ice, strain into a small martini grass and top with a fresh scrape of nutmeg and a pinch of garam masala too if you'd like.

Mark's Mom's Recipe


1 ounce good brandy

1 ounce Creme de Cacao

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

garnish with freshly grated nutmeg


Mix above in blender.


(Source goop newsletter and Mark's mom.)