brandy Alexander frappé

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because i'm so unsophisticated and like girly drinks. admittedly, i heard the Feist/Ron Sexsmith song and had to find out what a Brandy Alexander was.

alternative to the shaken-not-stirred method. yes, i know blaspheme...but it's so good. besides, Brandy Alexanders are a variation of the Alexander cocktail which used gin instead of brandy so consider this another variation.

6 (3 oz.) drinks
3 oz (90 mL) brandy
3 oz (90 mL) dark crème de cacao (or other chocolate liqueur)
1 c crushed ice
1 1/2 c vanilla ice cream
nutmeg, to garnish
special equipment
long-stemmed cocktail glasses like for martinis
1. whiz all ingredients in blender until slushie.
2. serve in coctail glasses with nutmeg sprinkled on top.
has less proportion of alcohol to cream than the original Brandy Alexander so even more like a milkshake (as John Lennon referred to during his "lost weekend"). adjust according to your taste.

possibly sub a coffe liqueur like Kahlúa for the chocolate liqueur and get a coffee kick. switch out the brandy for the vodka and you've got a White Russian...but that's just something completely different.

trivia: January 31 is Brandy Alexander day
Meal   BrunchDish   Beverage
Prep Time   less than 15 minutes 
Features   Vegetarian, Wheat/Gluten-Free

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