While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Brandy, you're a fine drink - January 31 is National Brandy Alexander Day!
Seriously, half the fun of this early 20th century cocktail is just saying the name with a ridiculous accent. But by all means, clink glasses and make sure you enjoy one today too.
The Brandy Alexander is a sweet cocktail made with cognac and crème de cacao. It is based on an earlier gin-based cocktail known as the Alexander. And while it was created in 1922, near the time of Princess Mary's marriage to Viscount Lascelles, most believe the drink is named after Alexander II, the Russian tsar.
Make yourself the ultimate Alexander, complete with coffee ice cream and chocolate syrup. If that doesn't put a slap happy grin on your face, maybe just saying "Brandy Alexander" will do the trick.
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