Brandy Alexander Day
January 31st is a day that’s 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 is a holiday that celebrates a particular drink that was popular during the 1920s.
This 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 that was made with gin. So everyone should take a moment on this day and 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 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 that 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. And people can spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #BrandyAlexanderDay on social media.