Make Your Own Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander Recipe

Brandy Alexander. This simple yet elegant concoction of fresh cream, Crème de Cacao and fine potstill brandy, dusted with freshly grated nutmeg, helped fuel high society during the roaring 1920s and has become something of a cultural icon with numerous endorsements in songs, books, film and television. Plus, it’s one of our favourite cocktails out there, so it definitely gets the I Love Foodies stamp of approval!

Want to make your own? Now you can.

Brandy Alexander Recipe


  • 1 parts crème de cacao
  • 1 parts cream,
  • 1 part potstill brandy (such as Klipdrift Gold; depicted above)
  • Nutmeg,
  • Ice cubes.


  • Add all the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill the shaker halfway with ice cubes, and shake for about 30 seconds or until the outside of the shaker is getting nicely frosted.
  • Strain into a glass, traditionally a cocktail glass or martini glass which, ideally, you’ve been chilling in the freezer.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
  • Enjoy.

A short and simple Brandy Alexander recipe, yes? If you love brandy cocktails, why not check out some more here? We promise, they’re all short and simple too!