Brandy Alexander Day
Brandy Alexander Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 (363 days from today).
January seems to be the month for winter cocktails, which only makes sense that Brandy Alexander is celebrated on the last day.
Something about Brandy Alexander
Brandy Alexander is an upgraded version of the previous drink simply named "Alexander", using Gin as its main spirit. Over time, different flavors have developed and the drink is based on aged brandies. Depending on how authentic you want to use it, you have to pay attention to Creme de Cacao.
There is a big difference between ice cream and creme liqueur, especially when we talk about chocolate. Basically, you want to stay away from greasy chocolate liqueurs. Look for authenticity and stay away from artificial flavorings.
A dessert variant of Brandy Alexander exists and it's essentially the same but in milkshake form. Now you just need to make more vanilla ice cream and use a blender instead of a shaker. However, if you want to keep a cocktail, add Kahlua liqueur for a little extra kick.
History of Brandy Alexander Day
Brandy Alexander is basically a must-have product. As the banned East-to-West migration began, the cocktails required large amounts of sweet ingredients to mask the shoddy spirits. When the Prohibition era ended and people had more options, Alexander No. 1 eliminated gin, replacing it with cognac or brandy.
According to historian Barry Popkin, the first iteration of the drink was probably made by (and named after) bartender Troy Alexander, who is credited with inventing it at the Principal's Hotel in New York shortly after the turn of the century. The principal closed in 1914. The story goes that it was inspired by a fictional character in a railroad advertisement wearing all white, Phoebe Snow, Alexander threw a bunch of beige wine at each other in a glass. and the first Alexander was born. This is a drink that honors women.
In recent years, Brandy Alexander has become less and less popular. It had a big peak in the '70s when it was seen in the 1962 film Rose and Wine Days. If you're a fan of Elizabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men, you probably remember when she was. is a hot-tempered, young copywriter and copywriter. She asked for a Brandy Alexander on a bad date in season one. Also, this is a drink of history that somehow got stuck in the past.
How to celebrate Brandy Alexander Day
Usually made with brandy, cream and creme de cacao, some people believe the delicious after-dinner drink was actually created for the wedding of King George and Queen Mary's oldest daughter to Viscount Lascelles. It is also said to be one of John Lennon's favorite drinks.
If you're looking for a bit of chic fun on a cold winter's night, why not embark on a delicious cocktail recipe or two in honor of Brandy Alexander Day?
ObservedBrandy Alexander Day has been observed annually on January 31st.
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