It's Groundhog Day...

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 ...and Punxsutawney Phil says six (6) more weeks of winter. This cocktail goes to Ms. Nichole D., a photographer and boozy blogger from Baltimore, MD! Catch her; @CocktailCrafty and www.CocktailCrafty.com!

She says, "No two vermouths are the same. They range from herbaceous to spicy, from subtle to rich. I occasionally like to enjoy a glass of Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth chilled. It's dark and rich with hints of cocoa and spice."

​January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day

Happy National Brandy Alexander Day! #BrandyAlexanderDay falls on the last day of January. The original Alexander is made of gin; however, the Brandy Alexander (Alexander #2) made its way onto the scene in the 1920's. To enjoy one yourself as a digestif after dinner cocktail, the recipe is as follows:

  • 2 oz. cognac or other fine brandy
  • 1 oz. dark crème de cacao
  • 1 oz. of half-and-half

 ( ( ( SHAKE WELL ) ) ) with that GOOD ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish by simply grating some nutmeg on top.

Enjoy; cheers!