National Brandy Alexander Day is officially set for Thursday, January 31st. Bring a friend in for a Brandy Alexander, and get one free! Brandy, chocolate liqueur, and your choice of ice cream or cream creates this heavenly drink.
Brandy Alexander Trivia:
Several folks claim credit for inventing the drink but it was being touted as a favorite as early as the 1920s
John Lennon’s favorite drink. He was introduced to the drink on March 12, 1974 by Harry Nillson in the midst of Lennon’s so-called “Lost weekend.” Lennon later said the drinks “tasted like milkshakes.”
In the movie Days of Wine and Roses, alcoholic Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) takes Kirsten Arnesen (Lee Remick) out on a date. When she explains that she dislikes liquor but likes chocolate, he orders her a Brandy Alexander.
In the 1981 film Tattoo, Bruce Dern takes Maude Adams out for dinner and orders a Brandy Alexander. When she comments that he does not look the Brandy Alexander type, he replies, “I like the foam…it reminds me of the ocean.”
In the James Gray movie Two Lovers, Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow) tells Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix) she drinks Brandy Alexanders with her boyfriend Ronald, a rich lawyer. Leonard orders one at a restaurant to impress her, but ruins the effect by mistaking the stirrer for a straw.
In the TV series “Greenleaf” the bishop’s wife Lady Mae drinks it on a daily basis.