Classic Cocktails Reinvented at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Brandy Alexander-As served at The Fairmont San Francisco
1¾ oz (50 ml) Rémy Martin VSOP cognac
¾ oz (25 ml) dark crème de cacao
¾ oz (25 ml) single cream
Sprinkle of grated nutmeg (garnish)
Created for the wedding celebration of Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles, in 1922, the Brandy Alexander was already a household name by the mid 1930s. A classic blend of brandy and chocolate smoothed with cream, this cocktail had its genesis in a gin-based recipe that was called simply an “Alexander”. It reached the height of popular culture in the pilot episode of the "Mary Tyler Moore" television show, when 'Mary Richards' asked for one during her job interview.
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