Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Cocktail: a Brandy Alexander

Sometimes it is so cold and rainy/snowy/windy outside that I just want to sit by the fire and be able to have a drink.

Especially this one, which is a total throwback to my time in college, when I would order this when it was snowing outside and sip it at a bar of the White Dog, a college bar in Philadelphia, feeling very adult, as opposed ot the typical college-drink of a Midori sour:)

Brandy Alexander:

1 ounce Brandy (I also made it with Bourbon in a pinch)
1 1/2 ounces Amaretto
3 ounces cream

Pour everythign over ice, mix together. Strain if desired and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg on top. 

It's a dessert in a glass.

Brandy Alexander drink recipe

Any other wintertime libations I should try?

We don't have much of a "liquor cabinet" at home, mostly just wine, and scotch for my husband, so this was a big move into mixed drinks for me:)

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Eclectically Vintage said...

One more reason I like you - you're a mixologist supreme! Here's to creating amazing cocktails in 2013! We'll toast each other at Haven!

Kirby Carespodi said...

This cracks me up--drinking Brandy Alexanders in college. I was lucky to get Genny Cream in a can. Hey--I could get it for a buck-fifty a six-pack. (But then again, I was at a small liberal arts school outside of Youngstown, not the Ivy League.)

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

Mulled wine is always a nice winter warmer and the smell of the cinnamon and spices coming from the stove top is devine!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Oh yum! This sounds delicious and perfect for a winter drink!

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