Eggnog Brandy Alexander

Eggnog Brandy Alexander combines the best of the holiday season with cognac, eggnog  and chocolate liqueur with a touch of nutmeg.
Eggnog Brandy Alexander

Eggnog Brandy Alexander

By Sue  Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Eggnog Brandy Alexander is my  recipe of the day with the blogging group From  our Dinner Table.

The drink is a variation on the brandy Alexander that normally is made with simply cognac, crème de cacao, and cream. I have dressed this one  up for the Christmas  season by switching  out the cream  with eggnog.

We  like spiking our eggnog anyway,  but just having a splash of booze in  a glass of eggnog can be a bit much and sometimes unsettling for the tummy if you indulge in certain party appetizers.

This  drink keeps it short and sweet with equal parts of eggnog, cognac (brandy) and chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva).

Eggnog Brandy Alexander

If you are a big Beatles fan, I have read that the regular Brandy Alexander was John  Lennon’s favorite drink, which he said tasted like a milkshake.

I wonder if he dressed his drink up with eggnog around the holidays? As far as an eggnog milkshake goes, Mickey D’s used to have them, although I doubt Lennon ever went there himself. I can’t say I was ever really big on their shakes.

But I do like this drink and thing it is a quiet sort of butt-kicker so be careful to not drink  too many!

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Eggnog Brandy Alexander

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Eggnog Brandy Alexander

Eggnog Brandy Alexander

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course alcoholic, Beverages
Servings 1


  • 1 ounce cognac or other brandy
  • 1 ounce dark crème de cacao or other chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce eggnog
  • superfine sugar and nutmeg to coat glass rim
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • pinch nutmeg


  • Shake together cognac, creme de cacao eggnog and ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Strain drink into a martini glass or coupe glass in which the rim is moistened and coated with superfine sugar and nutmeg.
  • Garnish with additional nutmeg if desired.


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7 responses

    • It’s really good with the nog. Everyone loves them here. We need to get some more cognac so we can make more.

  1. I might be a little crazy. I’ve never had a brandy alexander and I don’t really like eggnog, but I totally want to try this. It sounds like Christmas in a glass. (And I know my husband would love it)

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