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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail with just 3 ingredients! Great for holiday parties, this dessert cocktail is a crowd favorite and couldn’t be easier to make.

Brandy Alexander cocktail with cinnamon garnish

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Brandy Alexander 

Dessert cocktails are my favorite! I love the Salted Caramel Mudslide, Hot Buttered Rum and the Baileys Chai Float. They are all easy to mix up for parties.

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Delicious cocktails don’t have to be complicated and usually my favorites are the simple 3 ingredients drinks. 

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Brandy Alexander Cocktail with cinnamon

How to Make a Brandy Alexander:

  1. Add brandy, Kahlua and cream to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. 
  2. Pour into cocktail or coupe glasses
  3. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon. 



For a traditional Brandy Alexander use creme de cacao, which is chocolate liqueur and garnish with nutmeg. 

2 cocktail glasses with Brandy Alexander on a serving platter

If you are hosting a party, it’s easy to set up a cocktail bar area for guests to serve themselves. Have a selection of wines, a few large batch cocktails and some simple ingredients for mixed drinks. Make sure you have plenty of ice.

What is Brandy?

Brandy is a spirit made by distilling wine and can be aged in wooden casks. The difference in Brandy and Cognac is that Cognac must come from the Cognac region in France and Brandy can be made anywhere in the world. 

Glass of brandy cocktail with cream and kahlua

3 Ingredient Cocktails

Brandy Alexander Cocktail



2 glasses of brandy dessert cocktail

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Brandy Alexander Cocktail
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Brandy Alexander

Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail with just 3 ingredients! Great for holiday parties, this dessert cocktail is a crowd favorite and couldn't be easier to make.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages
Keyword: Brandy cocktails, dessert cocktails
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 3 ounces Brandy
  • 2 ounces Kahlua
  • 2 ounces Cream
  • Ice
  • dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Top with Brandy, Kahlua and cream.
  • Shake vigorously and pour into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 12g


  1. Brandy Alexander is terrific, and it tastes even better when you mix it with a cognac bottle. I was just trying stuff out one day, and I made this amazing combination. I was so happy when I drank this mix.

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