I've been a little hung up all week getting the correct ingredients for today's celebratory drink - a Brandy Alexander. A Brandy Alexander for those of you wondering, consists of brandy, dark creme de cacao, heavy cream and is garnished with nutmeg. I wanted to make an authentic one for the grown-ups, but was looking for an acceptable Plan B for the kiddos. I found a great recipe for a 'virgin' milkshake version of a Brandy Alexander but it called for brandy flavoring. I searched EVERYWHERE for brandy flavoring. No such luck. So I improvised. The kiddos loved what I came up with so it's all good here :)
Tomorrow's going to be another challenge. All I have to say is meringue. Until then...
The kiddos were window coloring and rocking out this morning
I tried to get some good shots of them 'dancing' but the camera was only being so co-operative
Brandy Alexander ingredients
The kiddos version (it ended up being ice cream, dark chocolate syrup, a bit of heavy cream and nutmeg pureed in the blender. They LOVED it)