Classic Brandy Alexander

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I’m not a big drinker. At all. I can’t stand the taste of alcohol, and have only actually tried a few different types of drinks. However my dad made me a drink called Brandy Alexander awhile ago and I am now hooked. (If you’re not a huge alcohol drinker like myself – give this drink a try! It will be your new fave. ;))

It tastes like a creamy, whipped, chocolaty dream. Heavenly. Andddd it’s in a martini glass which automatically makes any kind of drink even better.

I like to think of this drink as a ‘rainy day cure’. The smell of the fresh nutmeg and the sweet and savory flavours make it the perfect drink for Fall and Winter months.
Cozy up by the fireplace, take out some board games & have a Brandy Alexander with your friends & loved ones!

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Ingredients + Directions:

1 oz of Brandy
1-1/2 oz of Creme de Cacao
2 oz of 18% Table Cream
Fresh Nutmeg
Crushed Ice (to your preference)

Add some crushed ice to a martini shaker. Add Brandy, Creme de Cacao and Cream. Shake for 30 seconds, and pour into your preferred glass.
Grate some fresh Nutmeg to taste.

Note: You could also make this using vanilla ice cream to make it a frappe! ­čÖé

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Fun Facts About Brandy Alexander:

– Canadian singer-songwriter Feist named a song after the drink on her album The Reminder.
– Despite its wide popularity, its origin is unknown.
– The earliest version was made with gin.

Enjoy!
Natasha xo

Spotlight: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm

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Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm is a must-have for the Fall & Winter months.
Lips tend to get dry and cracked during the Winter due to the cold weather, and most lip chaps do nothing to help.
This Eight Hour Lip Repair Balm is designed to help strengthen your lip’s moisture barrier, while also providing long-lasting moisture that will immediately soothe your lips making it one of the best remedies for dry lips & skin!

We both adore this balm and have been through a few jars already.
It is definitely our go-to lip balm, and we both can’t recommend it enough!
Not only does it deeply moisturize dry, chapped lips, it also has a beautiful, clear sheen gloss affect to it so you can also use it as a lip gloss during the day.

Product comments:

– Even though the balm looks creamy, the formula is completely non-greasy, and long lasting!
– It has a faint, refreshing scent of eucalyptus and when first applied to your lips, it provides a really nice cooling sensation.
– You don’t just have to use this product on your lips – it can be applied to dry cuticles as well!
– Wear a thin layer of the balm underneath your lipstick to help keep lips hydrated.

Key ingredients:
(from Elizabeth Arden’s website)

Petrolatum, Shea Butter, Palm Tree Butter, Essential Fatty Acids Complex & Honey Extract – this mixture of emollients help to seal in moisture as it smoothes and softens lips.
Arnica Flower Oil – helps to heal dry, chapped lips and create a protective film to protect against future damage.
Vitamins A & E – known to firm the look of skin & other benefits.
Menthol & Menthol lactate – cooling agents to provide immediate soothing relief.
Cardiospermum Halicacabum – botanical extract which help soothe and calm skin.

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Although this balm is a bit pricier, (ranging around $30) we believe it’s worth it!
We give Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm a 5/5.

Have you tried any of the products in Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Eight Hour Cream’ line?!
Love the balm?!
Comment & let us know!

Natasha & Laura XO