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Irish Brandy Alexander

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The Irish Brandy Alexander is a rich and creamy cocktail that blends the smoothness of Irish cream liqueur with the warmth of brandy and the sweet, chocolatey notes of creme de cacao. This decadent drink is typically garnished with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, adding a touch of spice to its luscious flavor profile. Served in a cocktail glass, it’s a perfect dessert drink or a comforting nightcap.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Irish Brandy Alexander delivers a velvety texture with a harmonious blend of flavors. The Irish cream liqueur offers a creamy sweetness, balanced by the bold and slightly fruity undertones of brandy. The creme de cacao adds a rich chocolate flavor that melds seamlessly with the other ingredients. The ground nutmeg garnish provides a subtle, aromatic spice, enhancing the overall depth and complexity of the drink.

Irish Brandy Alexander

Irish Brandy Alexander

A delightful variation on the creamy classic


  • 1 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 oz creme de cacao
  • ground nutmeg for garnish


  1. In a shaker add ice, cream liqueur, brandy, and creme de cacao.
  2. Shake very very well.
  3. Strain into chilled coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with ground nutmeg and serve.


This is a bit stronger than a classic Brandy Alexander, since all 3 components have alcohol. You can swap the Irish cream for another similar cream liqueur if you like.

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Tips & Tricks

Use a flavored brandy, such as cherry or apricot, to add a unique twist.

Incorporate a few drops of vanilla or almond extract to add a new layer of flavor complexity.

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