According to pop culture history the classic Brandy Alexander cocktail was a favorite drink of John Lennon who referred to it as a ‘milkshake’ on occasion.  This really tastes more like delectable chocolate milk with hint of amaretto flavor and aroma of grated nutmeg than the classic Brandy Alexander, but it’s a Mocktail.  No brandy added here.  The martini glass is what really spruces this drink recipe up to the adult playing field level.

Lennon’s Milkshake – created by Cheri Loughlin

Inspired by the classic Brandy Alexander drink recipe, celebrated with its own holiday ~ January 31 is Brandy Alexander Day

Lennons Milkshake - Mocktail - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin3 ounces Half & Half

1 Tablespoon Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup

1/4 ounce Amaretto Syrup

Nutmeg Sprinkles Garnish

Place half & half and chocolate syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake well.  Strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with grated nutmeg.

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Mixing with John: Lennon’s Milkshake