The Vintage Brandy Cocktail That Needs To Make A Comeback

Classic cocktails never go out of style, and when you need to impress a crowd, busting out a signature drink recipe or two can make you the coolest person in the room. This timeless elegance only deepens when you discover a "lost" cocktail that fell out of fashion or barkeeps simply forgot. Hundreds of these concoctions exist, but only a handful deserve to get revived and added back to their former place of honor. Enter one of the most delicious vintage cocktails that deserves its comeback — the Brandy Alexander.

According to Bar & Restaurant, the drink's origin remains dubious. Some say the drink received its name after critic Alexander Woollcott, Princess Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary, or even Tsar Alexander II, but most likely it received its title in recognition of its creator, Troy Alexander. This drink combines cream, brandy, and dark cacao liqueur to create a sweet, after-dinner favorite that can top off any night. Its rich, smooth body goes perfect with cold nights and once you perfect making them, you'll definitely want to indulge in more than one.

How do you make a Brandy Alexander?

Like the name implies, brandy lies at the heart of this elegant drink. To make it, you'll want to combine an ounce and a half of brandy, an ounce of crème de cacao or dark cacao liqueur, an ounce of cream, and ice into a shaker. After shaking, strain the mixture into your favorite cocktail glass and sprinkle the top with a pinch of nutmeg. If you really want to impress, try creating a cocoa powder rim for your glass.

According to Mix That Drink, this bartender's secret couldn't get any easier. Sprinkle a layer of cocoa powder onto a plate and, using a sponge, wet the rim of your glass with either some of the brandy or cacao liqueur from your cocktail preparation. Turn the glass upside down and set the moistened rim into the cocoa powder to create the perfect touch to your cocktail. Now all you have to do is fill the glass and you can enjoy a timeless drink that both you and your grandparents may enjoy. Next time you need to wow your friends and family, break out this simple cocktail and celebrate the retro way with this mouthwatering drink.