One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cocktail made with brandy, chocolate liqueur, and cream.‘we settled into a quiet corner, then ordered oysters and brandy Alexanders’
- ‘Having steered away from cocktails up until now, they've recently introduced a new menu, with the Brandy Alexander (and everything else) for £3.75, or half price during happy hour.’
- ‘Flavors include Brandy Alexander, made with Brandy and Dark Creme de Cacao, and Whiskey & Cream, a blend of whiskey and Dark Creme de Cacao.’
- ‘The Brandy Alexander (£6.75) is expensive but it's a thing of wonder: one and a half shots of cognac, creme de cacao and double cream, all served in a frozen glass and topped with nutmeg.’
- ‘Sip John Lennon's favourite, the Brandy Alexander (£3.50) with care; do it too quickly and you'll wonder why the room has started spinning.’
- ‘We were getting pretty blotto off Pink Squirrels and Brandy Alexanders, and it was a strange sensation, looking at old fairy-tale scenes while listening to this loopy music!’
- ‘"We have a brandy Alexander in honor of my grandmother every year," she said.’
- ‘In this context, the classic Grasshopper and Brandy Alexander seem new again.’
- ‘He asked for a Brandy Alexander.’
- ‘You'll be glad to know that the restaurant's parting shot, a rather insipid brandy Alexander, was as horrible as anything I've tasted this side of George IV Bridge.’
- ‘They'll come home wanting a foot rub and a Brandy Alexander.’
- ‘Leonard is the first to arrive, and orders a Brandy Alexander from the smirking waiter, thinking that this is the sophisticated thing to do.’
- ‘The Winter Drink Menu featured specials like the Frozen Hennessy Alexander, a frozen version of the classic Brandy Alexander; Newcastle Brown Ale; and the Hot Bomber.’
- ‘He was drinking his beverage of choice at the time, Brandy Alexanders, which tasted like milkshakes to him, but packed a dangerous punch.’
- ‘Actually, I prefer Brandy Alexanders to Long Islands, but Tacky's doesn't make them.’
- ‘The Captain was not a picky eater, and the mainstay of his diet was brandy Alexanders.’
- ‘He wants to be a character from Brideshead Revisited sipping brandy Alexanders and being seduced by hopelessly wealthy dilettantes.’
- ‘The Brandy Alexanders were doing the talking at this point!’
1940s: from the surname or male forename Alexander, with uncertain reference.
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