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How to prepare the classic Alexander cocktail recipe?

Indulge in the exquisite charm of the Alexander cocktail, a classic libation that delights with its velvety texture and opulent flavor. Meticulously crafted, this sophisticated blend unites 3.00 cl of cognac with 3.00 cl of decadent cacao liqueur, all enriched by 3.00 cl of sumptuous cream. Enlivened with a handful of ice and adorned with a sprinkle of grated nutmeg, each sip promises a lavish experience that tantalizes the palate. Elevate your cocktail repertoire and relish the timeless allure of the Alexander!

Alexander cocktail ingredients:

° Cognac: 3.00 cl (approximately 30 ml) – Infuses depth and complexity into the cocktail.
° Cacao Liqueur: 3.00 cl (approximately 30 ml) – Adds a luscious chocolatey note.
° Cream: 3.00 cl (approximately 30 ml) – Provides a luxurious, velvety texture.
° Ice: Handful – Essential for chilling and dilution.
° Garnish: Grated nutmeg – Enhances aroma and visual appeal.

Alexander recipe instructions:

1) Chill the Glass: Begin by chilling a coupe or martini glass to ensure a refreshing drinking experience.
2) Combine Ingredients: In a shaker, combine 3.00 cl each of cognac, cacao liqueur, and cream.
3) Add Ice: Introduce a handful of ice to the shaker, allowing it to cool the ingredients.
4) Shake Vigorously: Shake the mixture vigorously until thoroughly chilled and properly diluted.
5) Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass, ensuring a smooth pour.
6) Garnish: Sprinkle grated nutmeg atop the cocktail for a final touch of decadence.
7) Serve Immediately: Present and savor this luxurious libation promptly, embracing the timeless allure of the Alexander!

Alexander cocktail origin and history:

The Alexander cocktail’s origins are shrouded in a bit of mystery and speculation, but it is believed to have emerged in the early 20th century. The cocktail belongs to a family of classic drinks known as “flips,” which typically consist of a spirit, a sweetener, and a whole egg, shaken or stirred until frothy.

The most widely accepted theory traces the Alexander’s creation to the early 20th century, likely around the time of Prohibition in the United States. It is believed to have been first crafted at Rector’s, a prominent New York City restaurant, by bartender Troy Alexander. The original version of the Alexander reportedly featured gin, but it eventually evolved to include other spirits like brandy or cognac, as well as variations like the Brandy Alexander and the Coffee Alexander.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the Alexander gained popularity as a luxurious and indulgent cocktail, favored by socialites and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Its creamy texture and decadent flavor made it a staple at high-end cocktail lounges and speakeasies.

While its precise origins may remain somewhat uncertain, the Alexander has cemented its status as a classic cocktail, beloved by generations of imbibers. Its enduring popularity speaks to its timeless appeal and continues to make it a favorite choice among cocktail enthusiasts around the world.

The Alexander is an IBA official cocktail, listed in the Unforgettables category.

If you like this recipe then also try the Brandy Alexander.

The Alexander is our cocktail of the day on June 4 when Cognac Day is celebrated.

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