February 13, 2022

Brandy Alexander

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Godiva Chocolate Liqueur adds a sophisticated touch to this Brandy Alexander recipe, which is an ode to love and to one of the loves of my life.
A creamy beige cocktail displayed in a pink vintage coupe glass, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and sitting on a round, black coaster on top of a round, straw mat

Love. 💘

One of the simplest, yet most complicated elements in the human experience. And one of the most beautiful.

With it being Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I’ve been thinking a lot about love. What it means to give and to receive it. How varied the experience of love can be. How much my understanding of it has shifted and grown with time. How the past few years have probably taught me more about love than any other period in my life.

As I ponder these things, I can’t help but to think about my mom and her quiet way of loving. She’s not the kind of mom who displays her love with grand gestures, she’s the kind of mom who heats my coffee cup up in the morning on a cold day. Who cuts out newspaper articles and mails them to me when she comes across something she thinks I might like to read. Who never says no when I ask her for a back scratch (or when I offer her a cocktail 😉). Who knows exactly the right moment to give my hand a squeeze and tell me that she believes in me.

COVID unexpectedly gave me the gift of time with my mom, during which she’s bestowed upon me a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what it means to love. So my Valentine’s Cocktail is for her: a simple Brandy Alexander because she loves them, only I incorporated a bit of Godiva Chocolate Liqueur to give it more depth.

Kind of like my mom – seemingly simple, but incredibly deep and full of goodness!

A creamy beige cocktail displayed in a pink vintage coupe glass, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and sitting on a round, black coaster on top of a round, straw mat

Brandy Alexander

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur adds a sophisticated touch to this Brandy Alexander recipe, which is an ode to love and to one of the loves of my life.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Cognac

1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

½ oz Dark Crème de Cacao

1 oz Cream

Garnish: Nutmeg

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

A creamy beige cocktail displayed in a pink vintage coupe glass, garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg, and sitting on a round, black coaster on top of a round, straw mat

Brandy Alexander

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur adds a sophisticated touch to this Brandy Alexander recipe, which is an ode to love and to one of the loves of my life.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Cognac

1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

½ oz Dark Crème de Cacao

1 oz Cream

Garnish: Nutmeg

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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May 15, 2022
Valerie
I had my very first Brandy Alexander with Mom when she visited me in Denver. Such a special memory that I'll never forget, so I look forward to making this in her honor!
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Allie
What a wonderful memory! I love that your first Brandy Alexander was with mom, and that it's a happy moment shared together in Denver. Now the three of us need just need to drink one together!
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