Cold Brew Brandy Alexander

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Cocktail History

The Cold Brew Brandy Alexander is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail we created as a mocha-flavored variation of the classic Brandy Alexander. It’s made by tweaking the proportions of the brandy, crème de cacao, and cream in the original and adding Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, a unique coffee-flavored ingredient from Australia.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Cognac: This is the base spirit. We used Courvoisier VSOP Cognac because it has a rich mouthfeel, adds notes of peach, almond, and cinnamon, and brings a delightful brandy spice to the end of the drink.

Coffee Liqueur: This gives the drink its deep coffee flavor. We used Mr. Black Spirits Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur because, in our opinion, is the best coffee liqueur on the market. It’s much less sugary than others and has a bolder coffee flavor.

Dark Crème De Cacao: This is a chocolate liqueur that adds dark cocoa notes. We used one made by DeKuyper.

Heavy Cream: This gives the drink its creamy texture. We typically use half & half instead because it’s flavorful while still being lighter on the calories, but you can also use heavy cream or milk.

Coffee Beans: These are the garnishes. They float on top of the drink and add a bit more mocha aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Cold Brew Brandy Alexander is a brooding beverage with chocolate notes at the start, a slight burn from the brandy that’s present throughout but not overwhelming, a distinct coffee flavor that lingers through the sip and after the swallow, and a rich creamy texture.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Even though we’re polar opposites when it comes to coffee (Alex drinks it all the time, and Kendall never does), we both loved this cocktail and promptly placed it in our top five favorite dessert drinks we’ve tried so far.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Cognac
 ¾ oz Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
 ¾ oz Dark Crème De Cacao
 ½ oz Heavy Cream
 3 Coffee Beans

Method
1

Add brandy, cold brew coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with coffee beans.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Cognac
 ¾ oz Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
 ¾ oz Dark Crème De Cacao
 ½ oz Heavy Cream
 3 Coffee Beans

Directions

Method
1

Add brandy, cold brew coffee liqueur, dark crème de cacao, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with coffee beans.

Cold Brew Brandy Alexander

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More Coffee Cocktails

If you like this coffee-flavored cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Sabueso Old Fashioned: A tequila and mezcal cocktail made with caramel coffee syrup, coffee and chocolate bitters, and an orange peel

 Mocha Rum Toddy: A rum cocktail made with coffee, dark crème de cacao, simple syrup, whipped cream, and cocoa powder

 White Russian: A rum cocktail made with coffee liqueur, Luxardo Amaro Abano, amaretto liqueur, and half & half

 Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini: A vanilla vodka cocktail made with espresso, coffee liqueur, pumpkin spice syrup, and grated nutmeg

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