Preptime: 3 minutes

Servings: 1

There is a sort of consensus that he Alexander was first made by a guy called Troy Alexander for a party held in honour of a very succesful advertising campaing by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. They fueld their trains with anthracite, thus avoiding covering passangers in soot. They even made a poem (many, actually, but here is one): Says Phoebe Snow about to go upon a trip to Delaware: "My gown stays white - from morn till night - upon the road of anthracite" Early versions contains egg white. Later versions swap gin for brandy. With creme de menthe instead of gin it becomes a grasshopper. Made with vodka and coffee and build with the cream floating, well, that's a black russian.


  • Chilled coupette glass
  • Measuring jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Fine strainer


  • 3 cl heavy cream
  • 3 cl Creme de Cacao
  • 3 cl Gin
  • Nutmeg
  1. Add 3 cl cream to an empty shaker
  2. Add 3 cl Creme de Cacao
  3. Add 3 cl gin
  4. Add ice to the shaker and shake well
  5. Double strain the cocktail into a coupette glass
  6. Garnish with shredded nutmeg and serve

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