This classic after-dinner drink is said to be an adaptation of a gin-based cocktail named the Alexander. While both are shaken with crème de cacao and heavy cream, this version has brandy swapped in for the gin. Sip this creamy tipple after the holiday feast as you chat on the couch with friends and family.
2 ouncesdark crème de cacao
2 ouncesheavy cream
1 1/2 ouncesbrandy
Whole nutmeg, for grating
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
Place the crème de cacao, cream, and brandy in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill the shaker halfway, cover, and shake until the outside is frosted, about 30 seconds.
Strain into the chilled glass and top with freshly grated nutmeg.