In celebration of the upcoming release of fellow Canadian Leslie Feist’s new album, the liquor and libations drink of the week for the final week of April goes to… the Brandy Alexander. Not one of my absolutely favourite cocktails, but a classic nonetheless. I was reminded of this tasty little number when listening to the pre-release of Feist’s The Reminder (go have a listen on her myspace), which includes a sweet little love song called Brandy Alexander.
The Brandy Alexander
- 1 1/2 oz brandy
- 1 oz brown creme de cacao
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Shake the brandy, creme de cacao, and cream in a shaker full of ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with nutmeg.
If you’re looking for a cocktail in place of dessert, this one should do, there’s also a tasty blended variation with ice cream if you want the full deal.
Go mix yourself a drink, turn on some good music and relax, it’s Wednesday after all, and the weekend is just around the corner.