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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:47 PM
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Brandy Alexander. So ICE CREAM "goes" with booze?! or ?! n/t
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:49 PM
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1. not if the bartender can help it.
i spent some time as a cocktail waitress. a brandy alexander was always a pain in everyone's ass.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:51 PM
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3. How so?11 Complicated?!1 No tips?!1 But I'm about to find out (AT HOME), with ice cream sandwichces
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:04 PM
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12. blender drinks
any time you have to mix something in the blender, then shovel it out instead of pouring, you have a pain in the ass. then you have to wash out the blender to boot. pain.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:50 PM
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2. Brandy Alexanders, Grasshoppers etc. are the tools of the devil
I hated when I was bartending, the bar would be three deep and some jagoff would want a fricking pink squirrel or some such nonsense! :grr:
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:51 PM
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4. milk products and liquor just has never seemed right to me
I always thought that the liquor would clabber the milk, but I guess it doesn't
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:52 PM
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5. LOL, you made me laugh, but this (my LOL) is redundant!1 n/t
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:06 PM
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13. white russians
the road to hell is paved with drinks that taste like candy.
the worst drunk of my whole life, and the stupidest things i ever did while drunk, was the night i discovered white russians. never drank them again.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:54 PM
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6. Brandy Alexander sounds like a porn star name.
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:57 PM
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8. LOL
Carly
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:59 PM
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9. Aren't you supposed to be at the Bowl?!1 n/t
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:00 PM
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11. It is.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:57 PM
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7. On another topic, I'm RULED by "politics" so I have boycotted Bacardi rum because
they're wingnuts. HOwever, they are supposedly the king of rums. So. I have a pristine bottle of it and am about to do a Hot Toddy for g'night (finishing the 2nd ice cream sandwich), ----------


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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 08:59 PM
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10. Chocolate Choo-Choo
It's a girl drink. Tastes like candy.

Sweet, second time in less than 24 hours I've been able to use that reference.

:woohoo:
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:11 PM
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15. AND you've escapted the PC police?!1 n/t
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:07 PM
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14. STEELERS!1 (sez I and my President!1)
Edited on Sun Feb-01-09 09:31 PM by UTUSN
THAT said, to get back ON topic:


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy_Alexander

Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy-based cocktail that became popular during the early 20th century.

It was supposedly created at the time of the wedding of the Princess Royal and Viscount Lascelles, in London, in 1922 (Source: Classic Cocktail Club, Milan, Italy)

The Brandy Alexander is based on an earlier, gin-based cocktail called simply an "Alexander".

It is sometimes confused with a drink called a "Panama," which is made with light crme de cacao, instead of the dark crme de cacao used for the Brandy Alexander.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Brandy
1 oz Dark Crme de Cacao
1 oz Half-and-half or Heavy cream
1/4 tsp grated Nutmeg
Rather than nutmeg, fresh Mint leaves or an equal measure of Ginger have been used for different flavor blends with the Cacao.
Mixing instructions:

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the brandy, crme de cacao, and half-and-half. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the nutmeg.


Alternate recipe
Ingredients:

2 jiggers dark crme de cacao
1 jigger brandy
1 pt. vanilla ice cream
1 c. crushed ice
Mixing instructions:

Put all ingredients in blender. Cover and frapp until sherbet consistency. Serve in small brandy snifters with nutmeg sprinkled on top. Yield: 6 (3 oz.) drinks.


Dessert recipe
Brandy Alexander Ice Cream

The alcohol in the mixture will slow the freezing process and the ice cream will be very soft. For a firmer product, make a day ahead and place the bowl with the freshly made ice cream back in the freezer, allowing it to firm up overnight.

5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons Kahlua
4 tablespoons brandy
Mixing instructions:

Whisk egg yolks, sugar and flour together until pale and thick. Place milk and cream in a heavy saucepan and heat until very hot, but do not allow to boil. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Whisk the milk mixture into egg mixture and return mixture to saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Pour into glass bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator or freezer for at least three hours.

To make the ice cream, pour the chilled mixture into the frozen bowl of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Makes about a quart.



In popular culture


Drama critic/celebrity Alexander Woollcott was very fond of this drink, and he encouraged the assumption that it was named after him. (The actual origin of the drink's name is unknown.) In Howard Teichman's biography of Woollcott's friend George S. Kaufman, actress Helen Hayes (who avoided alcohol) recalled an occasion when she drank three Brandy Alexanders (or Brandies Alexander) before realizing they contained alcohol.

The drink is mentioned in the pilot episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show after Mary Richards's boss asks her if she would like a drink at her job interview.

The drink is mentioned in the film Days of Wine and Roses (1962). Lee Remick loves chocolate but does not like the taste of alcohol so Jack Lemmon buys her a Brandy Alexander. She is impressed.

"Brandy Alexander" is a song by Feist off the album The Reminder. In the song, she compares a lost love to the cocktail, "goes down easy" and "always gets me into trouble". It's also featured on the Album "Exit Strategy Of The Soul" by Ron Sexsmith, who wrote the song with Feist.

"Brandy Alexander" is also a song on The Walkmen's album A Hundred Miles Off.

In Chuck Palahniuk's novel Invisible Monsters, one of the main characters calls herself Princess Brandy Alexander.

The drink was a favorite of John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson during the famous "Lost Weekend" period of Lennon's life. Lennon referred to the drink as a "milkshake."

The Brandy Alexander is the favorite drink of fictional columnist Jean Teasdale of The Onion.

In the Adult Swim show Harvey Birdman, Reducto is seen to order one on an occasion.

"Brandy Alexander" is the pseudonym used by Isabel in the "Viva Las Vegas" episode of the TV series Roswell.

The drink is mentioned in episode one of the TV series Brideshead Revisited (Et in Arcadia ego). Anthony Blanche buys brandy alexander for Charles Ryder, Two for you and two for me, yum yum, but as Ryder does not fancy them Blanche drinks them himself.

In Larry Niven's "A World Out Of Time" Corbell reminisces melancholically about how he used to drink Brandy Alexanders with his wife, part of their weekly routine.

In an episode of Mad Men, Indian Summer, the character Peggy orders a Brandy Alexander on a blind date.

"Brandy Alexander" is the name used by one of the editors of the short-lived series "My So-Called Life"

"Brandy Alexander" is credited as the Production Designer for the TV show "Dexter"

The drink is mentioned in the Townes Van Zandt song, "Fraternity Blues"

The drink is also mentioned in James Gray's film, "Two Lovers" starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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