Cocktail of the month - May

Brandy Alexander with a twist

Indulge in a classic cocktail with our own twist - combining cognac, crème de cacao, cream and exquisite dark chocolate.

photo of the Chocolate brandy Alexander cocktail of the month for May 2022 at 50 Bistro, The George

Chocolate Brandy Alexander


This is a variation of the original Alexander cocktail which was a gin-based cocktail and over time has evolved into the Brandy Alexander.  We know you will enjoy our take on this classic cocktail.  

The ultimate dessert cocktail - brings together all the intensity and indulgence of cognac, crème de cacao, and cream served in a martini glass laced with chocolate sauce and topped with shaved chocolate and accompanied by Whittakers Dark chocolate nuggets. 

Available throughout May at 50 Bistro.

Perfect for cooler evenings, as a dessert cocktail or just because. Best enjoyed with friends.


Chocolate Brandy Alexander cocktail
$16 each 
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