Brandy Alexander Day

January 31st is a day set aside as Brandy Alexander Day every year. For anyone who doesn’t know what this holiday celebrates, let us take a few moments to fill everyone in on its concept. This holiday celebrates a particular drink that was popular during the 1920s.

The drink is a Brandy Alexander, and it’s made with cognac, crème de cacao, and cream. It is a variation of an even earlier drink known as an Alexander, which was made with gin. So, everyone should take a moment on this day to enjoy a Brandy Alexander or introduce their friends to this drink.

The History of Brandy Alexander Day

Unfortunately, at this moment, we can’t identify the origins of this holiday. There appears to be no one claiming credit for this holiday. However, we do have an idea of when the Brandy Alexander first made its appearance.

According to popular belief, this cocktail made its first appearance at the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in 1922 in London. From there, it was enjoyed all over Great Britain and would eventually even make its way into TV shows and movies.

Some Interesting Facts About Brandy

Since the now-infamous Brandy Alexander is made with brandy, we thought we’d take a moment to list some facts about this alcoholic beverage below. Let’s look at them as we continue with our discussion of Brandy Alexander Day.

  • Brandy comes from the Dutch word “brandewijn,” which means “burnt wine.”
  • It takes about 9 gallons of wine to make a single gallon of brandy.
  • Spain and France have specific brandy-producing regions.
  • In the U.S., an apple brandy known as Applejack is enjoyed.

Observing Brandy Alexander Day

Mixing up some Brandy Alexander cocktails for friends and family members is a great way to observe this holiday. Of course, it’s also a day that people can observe on their own by taking the time to enjoy the drink in the privacy of their homes. People can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #BrandyAlexanderDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 31 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
January 31 Friday
Last year (2023)
January 31 Tuesday
Food & Drinks