Mad Men Cookbook's Brandy Alexander

Mad Men Cookbook's Brandy Alexander

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Brandy Alexander

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This recipe is used by permission from  The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (Smart Pop, 2011).

…as taken from The Diner’s Club Drink Book, Regents American Publishing Corporation, 1961

Some recipes for Brandy Alexander call for ice cream, and many call for at least a dusting of grated nutmeg over the top. We remained true to the recipe in the cookbook by not including those ingredients.


  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1 ounce cream


  • 1 Combine ingredients with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • 2 Strain into a 4-ounce cocktail glass.
  • 3 Yield: 1 drink


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