A Brandy Alexander is a brandy-based dessert cocktail made of cognac, crème de cacao, and cream. It is a deviation from an earlier, gin-based cocktail called the Alexander. The cocktail known as Alexander today can contain gin or brandy. Ice cream can be added for a frozen Brandy Alexander. It's not too sweet, although it is indulgent, and the simple recipe finds a perfect balance between just three ingredients. The recipe is found in Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 book Recipes for Mixed Drinks but was likely born at Hotel Rector, New York City’s premier pre-Prohibition lobster palace.
Batida is a Brazilian cocktail made with the national alcoholic drink cachaça. Cachaça is Brazil’s official spirit and top-selling liquor which it is essentially a rum made with pure sugar cane. In Portuguese, batida denotes shaken or milkshake. It is made with cachaça, fruit juice (or coconut milk), and sugar. It can be blended or shaken with ice. The most used fruit in a Batida are lemon, passion fruit and coconut.
A Tom and Jerry is a classic Christmastime cocktail in the United States. It is a version of Eggnog with brandy and rum added and served hot, usually in a mug or a bowl. The main difference between Tom & Jerry and the Eggnog is that the first is served warm, and the Eggnog, on the other hand, is cold and already mixed and ready to drink. It's a sweet, warm drink flavored with dark rum and cognac, and it's been a holiday choice since the 1820s, particularly in the Midwest.