Alexander White hot chocolate

Three ingredients well balanced create theAlexander, a after dinner cocktails, based on cognac And cream, ideal for an after dinner, perhaps combined with a dessert. For a very sweet evening. Here you are how to prepare at home the Alexander, with the tips of a professional barman.

Ingrediants

  • 30 ml of cognac
  • 30 ml of cocoa cream (brown)
  • 30 ml fresh cream
  • nutmeg

We asked Federico Volpe, Bar Manager of the Dry Milano restaurant, to prepare the Alexander’s recipe.

We tell you what you need to know about this cocktail enveloping ready in 5-10 minutes, to serve as after dinner: the glass to use, the ingrediants right, some shrewdness and curiosity.

Follow the step by step recipe for making Alexander at home.

As with the Dry Martini and Daiquiri, this cocktail should be served in one iced cup: then put the glass in the freezer until it freezes. It takes 5 minutes.

Three ingredients: cognac, brown cocoa cream and fresh cream. A mix that makes this drink perfect for a party toast or a particularly greedy after dinner.

The procedure is very simple: pour all the ingredients into the shaker with ice. Shake. Then strain into a very cold cocktail glass. As a spicy finishing touch? Sprinkle the cocktail with grated nutmeg. The basic equipment provides one shaker to best emulsify the ingredients and one strainer, in addition to the inevitable jigger and pliers to avoid contaminating the ice.

History of the cocktail: the origin of the Alexander is uncertain. Some say it was created in London in 1922 by the famous barman Henry Mc Helhone to celebrate the wedding of Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles. This, among the versions, is certainly the most romantic.

OTHER COCKTAILS TO TRY: Negroni, Spritz, Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Margarita, Mojito, Daiquiri, Manhattan, Cuba Libre, Cosmopolitan, Dry Martini

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How to prepare: Alexander

Easy execution Preparation time 5 min

How to prepare: Alexander

Alexander Preparation - Phase 1

Alexander Preparation - Phase 1

To prepare the Alexander, pour the ingredients into a Boston skaker: start with the cognac and cocoa cream.

Alexander Preparation - Phase 2

Alexander Preparation - Phase 2

Then pour the cream and with the help of a tongs fill with ice the Mixing tin that makes up the shaker.

Alexander Preparation - Phase 3

Alexander Preparation - Phase 3

Proceed by inserting 3 ice cubes into the smaller bowl of the shaker. At this point, shake vigorously.

Alexander Preparation - Step 4

Alexander Preparation - Step 4

Pour the shaken content into the previously frozen cup, filtering with the strainer. Complete the drink with grated nutmeg.

Alexander Preparation - Step 5

The Alexander is ready. Serve it with a nice dessert and enjoy it as an after dinner or for a different toast.

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