Brandy Alexander Mixed Drink Recipe

  • 1/2 oz brown cream de cacao
  • 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1/2 oz heavy cream
  • ice

A Brandy Alexander is a great drink for before a dinner party or as an after meal dessert. If you don’t have any brandy, try it with Gin.


Brandy Alexander Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add ice to mixed drink shaker
  2. add cream de cacao (brown)
  3. add brandy
  4. add heavy cream
  5. shake well until drink is cold
  6. strain into chilled martini glass

Non Sequitur

Alexander Hamilton, American Patriot and bad ass (died in a gun dual with a political rival)
Hamilton, Alexander, a Delegate from New York; born on the island of Nevis, British West Indies, January 11, 1757; immigrated to the United States in 1772, where he received educational training in the schools of Elizabethtown, N.J., and King’s College (now Columbia University), New York City; entered the Continental Army in New York in 1776 as captain of Artillery; appointed aide-de-camp to General Washington March 1, 1777, and served in that capacity until February 16, 1781; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, and 1788; member of the Annapolis Convention of 1786; served in the New York State assembly in 1787; member of the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787 which adopted the Constitution of the United States; member of the State ratification convention in 1788; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City; Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Washington 1789-1795; returned to New York and resumed the practice of law; mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr at Weehawken on the Hudson, and died in New York City the following day, July 12, 1804; interment in Trinity Churchyard.
One of the most famous duels in American history, the Burr-Hamilton duel arose from a long-standing political and personal rivalry that had developed between both men over a course of several years. Tensions reached a bursting point with Hamilton’s journalistic defamation of Burr’s character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race in which Burr was a candidate. Fought at a time when the practice of dueling was being outlawed in the northern United States, the duel had immense political ramifications. Burr, who survived the duel, would be indicted for murder in both New York and New Jersey (though these charges were either later dismissed or resulted in acquittal), and the harsh criticism and animosity directed toward him would bring about an end to his political career and force him into a self-imposed exile. Further, Hamilton’s untimely death would fatally weaken the fledgling remnants of the Federalist Party which, following the death of George Washington (1732-1799) five years earlier, was left without a strong leader.
If Burr would have had a Brandy Alexander before the dual, the Federalist may not have died out.

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