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brandy alexander

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alexander

[al-ig-zan-der, -zahn-] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər, -ˈzɑn-/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a cocktail made with crème de cacao with gin or brandy (brandy alexander) and sweet cream.
Origin of alexander
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; probably after the proper name
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Alexander

/ˌælɪɡˈzɑːndə/
noun
1.
Harold (Rupert Leofric George), Earl Alexander of Tunis. 1891–1969, British field marshal in World War II, who organized the retreat from Dunkirk and commanded in North Africa (1943) and Sicily and Italy (1944–45); governor general of Canada (1946–52); British minister of defence (1952–54)
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Contemporary definitions for brandy alexander
noun

a cocktail of brandy, chocolate liqueur, and cream

Word Origin

an Alexander made with brandy; an Alexander has a chocolate liqueur, cream, and a choice of liquor such as brandy

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for brandy alexander

Alexander

masc. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Alexandros "defender of men," from alexein "to ward off, keep off, turn (something) away, defend, protect" + aner (genitive andros) "man" (see anthropo-). The first element is related to Greek alke "protection, help, strength, power, courage," alkimos "strong;" cognate with Sanskrit raksati "protects," Old English ealgian "to defend." As a kind of cocktail, it is attested from 1930.

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