Peculiarly, Christmas provides me with the excuse to try out all sorts of cocktails that under normal circumstances I would deem OTT. Of those tried most recently (we now have a bar extremely well stocked with all sorts of unusual liqueurs and mixers) Brandy Alexander is my favourite. I have no idea whether this is authentic and quite honestly, I don’t care – it’s lovely: a real Christmas treat!
Serves Just 1 Lucky Person
What you need…
1 x cocktail shaker
A large handful of ice cubes
40ml crème de cacao
30ml single cream
Nutmeg, freshly grated (optional) to garnish
What to do…
Into your cocktail shaker, tip in all the ingredients except the nutmeg. Pop on the lid and shake like mad. Pour into a very grown up glass created especially for cocktails. Sprinkle with nutmeg if using. Sit back, relax, sip and enjoy. Repeat until glass is empty. Consider making a second one!
Crème de Cacao seems to be difficult to find in supermarkets. In the end: Amazon!
Too long flipping through cocktail books writing very long short lists!
You just need enthusiasm!