Brandy Alexander Day - January 31
Wed, Jan 31, 2024

Brandy Alexander Day

Many people drink alcohol not for fun, but for enjoyment. Only true gourmets will be able to appreciate the brandy “Alexander”. It was in his honor that the Brandy Alexander Day holiday was named, which is traditionally celebrated on the last day of the second winter month.


There are several versions about the origin of the drink. According to one of them, Alexander brandy was first tasted in 1992. It was served at the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles. According to another, it was presented by the French emperor Napoleon to Alexander I on the day of the conclusion of the Tilsit peace. It was from the name of the Russian ruler that the name came.

In most cases, the drink is served instead of dessert, it tastes very sweet. At the same time, it can be drunk with creamy desserts or delicate ice cream. It is important to remember that the intoxicating effect occurs almost instantly. Strength reaches 80%. The recipe is surprisingly simple, so you can cook it even at home. You will need cognac, liquor, a little cream and nutmeg. The original composition was somewhat different. It included gin.

Fun facts

  1. Brandy “Alexander” was adored by one of the members of the famous group “The Beatles”.
  2. The drink appeared in the United States of America in the 1920s during Prohibition. Finding good alcohol was extremely difficult, but there were underground bars for this. Representatives of high society became frequent guests. Among them was the literary critic A. Wuttock. According to one version, the drink is named after him by Alexander.
  3. More than once brandy was mentioned in television projects, television series and films.

How to celebrate

  1. There is no better reason to try this amazing drink than to celebrate a celebration named after it. It is enough to go to any bar or restaurant where “Alexander” is found on the menu. Now everyone can find out what gourmets found special in it.
  2. Even a novice in culinary skills will be able to cook brandy “Alexander” at home. It is important to respect the proportions and not overdo it with the addition of cream. Perhaps this drink will become branded for some.

When is Brandy Alexander Day celebrated in 2024?

Brandy Alexander Day is observed on January 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday January 31 2024
Friday January 31 2025
Saturday January 31 2026
Sunday January 31 2027