Sunday, March 18, 2012

Brandy Alejandro #PartyLikeaMadMan

A week before the official Twitter party for the book The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, I was all ready with my steak tartar recipe, and pleased with the choice. I made the recipe (and it was good) and the photos were nice, and I posted it earlier today.

But then ...

Everyone was talking cocktails, and the Brandy Alexander started calling my name. I had some pretty glasses and a shaker. I had the cream and the brandy.

But I didn't have the cream de cacao. Bummer. Three ingredients in a recipe, and I was missing one.


So I did the only thing a sane person would do. No, I didn't go out and buy creme de cacao (although I might put it on my shopping list for next time). Instead, I substituted some of my home made coffee liqueur and some simple syrup for the creme de cacao.

And then, because I didn't want to confuse anyone, I changed the name of the drink.

Brandy Alejandro
Adapted from The Official Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin
From The Diner's Club Drink Book

1 ounce brandy
1 ounce cream
1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Combine all ingredients along with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake like a madman. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.