Alexander Cocktail (No. 1)

Alexander Cocktail

l/2 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Dry Gin)
1/4 Crème de Cacao. (3/4 oz)
1/4 Sweet Cream. (3/4 oz Cream)

Shake (very!) well and strain into cocktail glass. (Garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa.)

You probably won’t find this version of the Alexander made too often anymore, though at one time it was probably the most popular. The Brandy Alexander seems to be the default these days.

In any case, the gin version of the Alexander is alright, I suppose, if you like this sort of girly type drink. Like all cream based cocktails, you do need to really shake the Alexander Cocktail hard and long, to give it the lightness and air it needs.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

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  6. Not necessarily all that girly, if in the proper context. Gin can make for a rather assertive cocktail, and more complex than the chocolate “martini” by a fair distance. A black pepper-heavy gin, grated single-origin dark chocolate, organic heavy cream and freshly-grated nutmeg — plus a couple of dashes of gin barrel-aged orange bitters — can notably update without bypassing the intent of the earlier recipe.

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