Classic Brandy Alexander at Sweet Polly

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day and we are celebrating with our friends over at Torres Spanish Brandy to bring this classic cocktail back to the forefront. We head to Sweet Polly in Brooklyn, which is one of our go-to bars to recommend when by the Barclays Center, to get their recipe for this indulgent cocktail.

Fun fact: the Brandy Alexander is also known as being John Lennon’s favorite cocktail.  Sean Patrick McClure, Bartender at Sweet Polly, describes the drink as, “Always a crowd pleaser. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and brandy!?”

Classic Brandy Alexander Recipe

  • 2 oz. Torres 15
  • 1 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 1 oz. Creme d’Cacao
  • .5 oz. Egg White (optional)
  • 2 Dash Angostura Bitters

Method: Dry shake then whip shake with 3-4 Kold Draft cubes, fine strain, let the head settle and garnish with shaved chocolate. Served up in a Nick & Nora glass.

Sweet Polly Details

71 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 | (718) 484-9600 | @sweetpollynyc

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