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Brandy Alexander Day...1/31

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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...is the Food of the Day for January 31!

Have you ever had a Brandy Alexandar?  Is it good?  It looks good.  Have you ever made them at home?

Here's a little history and a recipe in the replies:

While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Brandy, you're a fine drink - January 31 is National Brandy Alexander Day!

Seriously, half the fun of this early 20th century cocktail is just saying the name with a ridiculous accent. But by all means, clink glasses and make sure you enjoy one today too.

The Brandy Alexander is a sweet cocktail made with cognac and crème de cacao. It is based on an earlier gin-based cocktail known as the Alexander. And while it was created in 1922, near the time of Princess Mary's marriage to Viscount Lascelles, most believe the drink is named after Alexander II, the Russian tsar.

The Brandy Alexander is also mentioned in the popular novel, "Brideshead Revisted." When the BBC adapted it for TV during the 1980s, the drink immediately spiked in popularity.

by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Van ChaplinPhoto by: Van Chaplin

Ultimate Alexander

Southern Living DECEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Prep time:5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 2 pts. coffee ice cream
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, chocolate curls, and milk chocolate sticks

Preparation

1. Process cold brewed coffee, ice cream, brandy, and chocolate syrup in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Pour mixture into glasses, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Häagen-Dazs Coffee ice cream and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Sticks.

taKENheart
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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Oooh I've never had one of those, Karen.  I think I would like it!

Juniper53098
by June on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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YUM!!!

heydooney
by Danielle :) on Jan. 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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I would definitely try it. I'd prob give it a twist with butterscotch schnapps.
Mami2oneboy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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Never heard of it
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Mami2oneboy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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The picture on the first post looks good though
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KW1280
by Todah on Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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Let's get wasted lol

Quoting taKENheart:

Oooh I've never had one of those, Karen.  I think I would like it!

taKENheart
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM
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sidesplittinglaughter You kill me sometimes, lol!!!

Quoting KW1280: Let's get wasted lol

Quoting taKENheart:

Oooh I've never had one of those, Karen.  I think I would like it!


fairybaby55
by Sara on Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM
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 Never had one.... but it looks good

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Jan. 31, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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I never have tried one.I dont drink

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