Huffpost Taste

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors Headshot

How To Cocktail Video: The Brandy Alexander

Posted: Updated:

Let us introduce you to the classic Brandy Alexander.

The rich-and-delicious concoction was invented sometime before Prohibition and was based on an earlier gin cocktail, the Alexander. It was a popular drink back then and was even common in the 1970s, but now it's basically fallen off the map.

We think the recipe is due for a revival. It's an ideal nightcap and requires just three ingredients: cognac, dark crème de cacao and heavy cream.

In the short video below, advisory board member and talented bartender Dushan Zaric shows you the right way to make the standard. So help us bring back the Brandy Alexander by fixing one tonight. Cheers!

Click here for the full Brandy Alexander recipe.