Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail that has been around since at least the '70s. It's most often served as an after-dinner drink, and it pairs well with desserts or other rich dishes. It contains brandy, creme de cacao, and cream.
Combine brandy, creme de cacao, and cream in a shaker with ice.
Shake well for 15 seconds and strain into a martini glass.
Garnish with grated nutmeg or dust of cocoa powder if desired.
The Brandy Alexander cocktail was likely born at Hotel Rector, New York City’s premier pre-Prohibition lobster palace.
The bartender in that hotel created his eponymous concoction to serve a white drink for Phoebe Snow, a fictional character used in an advertising campaign.