Eggnog Brandy Alexander

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Stepping up your regular Rum and Eggnog drink this brings in the elegance of Brandy. Perfect for holidays to enjoy with friends or by yourself in-front of the fire.

Two glass holiday mugs with Eggnog Brandy Alexander. Small candy cane garnish. Background: Glittery let it snow sign and gingerbread house.

What is a Brandy Alexander?

Brandy Alexander is a classic cocktail that has Cognac (Brandy) at the front with dark creme de cacao and cream to smooth it out. It is usually served in a coup glass.

Origins

I’m a huge fan of eggnog and figured mixing it into a classic cocktail would be amazing. The creamy heavy texture of the eggnog with sweet flavor mixing with brandy is just heaven. Topping it off with just a bit of peppermint as a surprise really elevates this drink.

INGREDIENTS

Bottles of Eggnog, Peppermint Schnapps, Spice Rum, Brandy. Jar of simple syrup, a shaker, and holiday mug.

Equipment

Instruction Overview

  1. Grab shaker and put ice in it.
  2. Put ingredients in and shake.
  3. Strain into glass.
  4. Enjoy

FAQ

Do you drink brandy warm or cold?
Can this drink be served warm?

Traditionally brandy is served at room temperature. This drink is designed to be served chilled but can also be just as good warm in a mug.

Does Brandy taste good in eggnog?

Originally brandy was the liquor mixed with eggnog. Modern times have seen rum be the more standard choice.

Can I swap in rum instead of brandy?

Brandy can be changed out for rum with this drink. It will bring out a sweeter cocktail.

Two holiday mugs of Eggnog Brandy Alexander with candy cane garnishes. Background: Glittery let it snow sign and gingerbread house.

The Olive Twist

Overall this cocktail has a good balance. If you’d like to have the peppermint shine more you can increase the schnapps but I would decrease the brandy as well. If you really like the cinnamon flavor a fun trick is to use a cinnamon stick as a straw. If brandy isn’t your thing you can always swap in whiskey.

Two holiday mugs of cocktail with candy cane garnishes. Background: Glittery let it snow sign and gingerbread house.

Eggnog Brandy Alexander

The creamy heavy texture of the eggnog with sweet flavor mixing with brandy is just heaven. Topping it off with just a bit of peppermint as a surprise really elevates this drink.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks

Equipment

  • 1 Shaker
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Coup Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces Eggnog
  • 2 ounces Spiced Rum
  • 2 ounces Brandy
  • 1 ounce Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Instructions
 

  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Add Eggnog, Rum, Brandy, Schnapps, and Simple Syrup.
  • Shake until well chilled.
  • Strain into glass.

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