04/10/2012 10:18 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

How To Cocktail Video: The Brandy Alexander

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!