[FHCx31] National Brandy Alexander Day

Is today’s booze gonna be good?

IT’S NATIONAL BRANDY ALEXANDER DAY!

Since our last attempts at alcoholic “food” holidays haven’t been completely successful, we were nervous going into today. First off, we needed to know what a Brandy Alexander was, and everywhere had a different take on it. It’s not even really clear where it gets its name! It is the brandy-based version of a different cocktail just called an Alexander, but the source of its name is disputed.

The actual official recipe is 1 part heavy cream, 1 part cognac, and 1 part creme de cacao. Lots of people were doing things like ice cream and chocolate syrup, but we felt it necessary to go with2016-01-31 18.42.51 the original in an attempt to get the full Brandy Alexander experience.

2016-01-31 18.33.50

Remy Martin V.S.O.P., some cream, and a local creme de cacao (from Princeton, MN)

2016-01-31 18.42.10

Shaken and poured into a chilled martini glass!

2016-01-31 18.42.51

Garnished with nutmeg. It smells really good on its way into your face.

The initial taste is good. Chocolatey, nutmeggy. Then the alcohol becomes incredibly apparent. For booze lovers, I’m sure this would be just fine! As for us, we give it a resounding “meh.”

thumb

See you tomorrow for Baked Alaska Day!

-SPAK

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s