Brandy Alexander Cocktail

A little freshly-grated nutmeg dusted over the top of this drink really helps to take things to the next level.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces brandy or Cognac
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Grated nutmeg, preferably fresh


1 Make the cocktail: Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake for about 30 seconds, and then strain into a cocktail glass. Double strain using a tea strainer, or a fine cocktail strainer if you're picky about having bits of ice in your cocktail.

Grate fresh nutmeg over the top and enjoy.