National Brandy Alexander Day | Sweet and Simple Brandy Alexander – The Foodie Patootie

National Brandy Alexander Day | Sweet and Simple Brandy Alexander

The Brandy Alexander reminds me of Mad Men. A popular drink in American cocktail history, I immediately thought of the popular TV show when I saw this day on the food holiday calendar. While I can never hope of living during the time with the fashions that I really love, I can enjoy a Brandy Alexander whenever I want.


For today, I decided that I really didn’t want a traditional Brandy Alexander. It’s rainy and dreary and I wanted something that would perk me up. Ice cream always seems to do the trick. Into the freezer I went and grabbed my coveted vanilla ice cream, combined it with Creme de Cacao, brandy and chocolate syrup, and it was a milkshake that I was more than happy to have at 10am. It’s a frozen concoction that you will enjoy.


National Brandy Alexander Day | Sweet and Simple Brandy Alexander
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • 1 oz. Creme de Cacao
  • 1.5 oz. brandy
  • 5 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Nutmeg
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Decorate the inside of your glass with chocolate syrup and pour blended drink into cup.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Tomorrow: National Baked Alaska Day

8 Responses to “National Brandy Alexander Day | Sweet and Simple Brandy Alexander”

  1. Stacey — January 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    always wondered what went into one of those

    • Jennifer — February 1st, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

      Yeah, I didn’t really know either until I started doing some research, hehehe.

  2. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Uh, well, as someone who’s never had a Brandy Alexander before, I am SOLD on this drink. I mean… how could it NOT be good? Also, I love drinks like this that harken to another period of time and am all for bringing them back and LOVE this little rendition you did!

    • Jennifer — February 1st, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

      Thanks, Erin! For anyone who doesn’t like Brandy, like some friends of mine, the vanilla ice cream helps to cut that taste a little, too.

  3. Nichole C — January 31, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I have always wanted to have a Mad Men themed party! If I should ever, I’m making this.

    • Jennifer — February 1st, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

      You should and I’ll make the drinks. 😉

  4. Neatly-Packaged — January 31, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    This looks really good! 🙂

  5. Running Betty — February 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love a mudslide, and this seems similar. Want to make them on my birthday? June 5…..

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