This luscious Brandy Alexander terpene cocktail is chocolatey, creamy, and lightly sweet with a subtle brandy taste and healing Limonene terpenes.
- Category: Terpene Cocktails
- Tastes Like: Chocolatey with a mild brandy taste and notes of fresh orange-peel.
- Terpene: Limonene
“The terpenes really impressed me. I was not aware of terpenes before, and now I have a new world of knowledge. I love them because with just a drop or two, you receive the benefits, subtle flavor, and aroma.”
The Healing Foods Project
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The Healing Foods Project is a recipe series that celebrates healing and connection through food. Featuring recipes that enhance the therapeutic benefits of terpenes and CBD, we partner with chefs, food artisans, and bartenders across the country to bring you fun, shareable recipes with a synergistic twist.
Brandy Alexander Terpene Cocktail with Limonene
- Cocktail shaker (a to-go coffee mug also works)
- Ice strainer
- Coupe or martini glass, chilled
- 1 cup Ice
- 2 oz Cognac
- 1 oz créme de Cacao
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz heavy cream
- 1 drop Limonene Terpene (1)
- Garnish with fresh Nutmeg
- Place glass in the freezer to chill, about 15 minutes.
- Combine all ingredients except Nutmeg in shaker.
- Shake vigorously until chilled and well-mixed, about 15 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled glass heavy cream, coconut cream, instant coffee, and vanilla in a small saucepan at medium-low heat. Stir until bubbling around the edges and turn off heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use terpenes in cocktails?
When using terpenes in cocktails, think of it as a type of bitters. It’s very important to dilute and use the recommended quantities (more does not equal better), so be sure to mix well before drinking.
Terpenes can be diluted by alcohol, and as a general rule of thumb, we recommend using no more than a 1% concentration by volume. This equates to about 1-2 drops per 8 oz.
How do I use terpenes in non-alcoholic cocktails?
In this case, we recommend diluting with a carrier like coconut milk/oil (MCTs). Terpenes can also be diluted by plant oils, including olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil.
Our friends and family also enjoy adding to sparkling water and other beverages (juice, tea, coffee, etc.). Just be mindful to add no more than 1 drop per each 8oz (1 cup) of volume, as terpenes are very strong and do not mix with water.
Featured Healing Ingredients
This Brandy Alexander terpene cocktail is a light, soothing, and oh-so-dreamy.
“When using terpenes in cocktails, think of it as a type of bitters.”
– Carlos Leo
Think of terpenes as even purer forms of essential oils. They are natural compounds that influence a plant’s aroma, flavor, and physiological effects.
Limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature with well-studied anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s a citrus terpene with a fresh, sweet aroma and orange peel fragrance. It’s commonly found in citrus fruits like grapefruit, lime, lemon, and orange, as well as cannabis.
Alongside it’s energizing and mood-boosting properties, Limonene is also a proven digestive aid and cholesterol dissolver. It’s been found to relieve heartburn and acid-reflux by coating the esophagus.
Here’s a list of Limonene’s researched applications:
- Focus and mental clarity
- Workout and injury recovery
- Neutralizing heartburn and reducing GERD
- General health and wellness (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, etc.)
Meet Carlos & Geoffrey of Spoonabilities
This Healing Foods recipe is brought to you by Carlos Leo, co-founder of Spoonabilities, and an aspiring chef, blogger, and food photographer from Miami, Florida.
“Every recipe has a special story and place in my heart, and these are the stories I want to share.”
Carlos built Spoonabilities, a recipe blog and online shop, with his husband Geoffrey to create space for these stories.
“After spending hours at farmer’s markets, cafés, and restaurants around the world, we start talking about how wonderful it would be to buy the products we fell in love with, share our discoveries with people, and support family-owned businesses all over the world.”
Carlos’ recipes feature both classic favorites and new twists on Dominican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish, and traditional American cuisine.