Cocktail Alexander: the recipe for an aperitif based on cognac and cream

  • Cognac
    • 231 kcal

  • Dark cocoa cream

  • Fresh cream

    • 380 kilocalories

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

L’cocktail Alexandre it’s a drink after dinner IBA official sumptuous and particular, made with three ingredients: cream, Cognac And dark cocoa cream and sprinkled with Nutmeg. A sweet cocktail but balanced to taste after dinner, perhaps accompanied by a dessert. he prepares in 5 minutes and has a low alcohol content, less than 20 ° alc., that’s a lot for that please women. Regarding the birth of this drink, however, there is no certain news; according to some, he was born in London, thanks to Bartender Henry Mc Helhone, who created it to celebrate the marriage of Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles to 1922. According to others, however, it was invented by a New York bartender. Alexander, just before Prohibition. Here’s how to make a delicious Alexander Cocktail to serve in a frozen mug.

How to prepare the Alexander cocktail

Cocktail Alexander the recipe for an aperitif based on cognac

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Cool the cup with ice. Put more ice in the shaker and add the cognac, the dark cream of cocoa and the fresh liquid cream (1) and stir for at least 15 seconds. Pour the cocktail into the cup and sprinkle the surface with a little nutmeg (2). Your Alexander cocktail is ready to be served (3).


If you prefer a cocktail less sweet, you can put 2 centiliters from Cocoa cream, in order to obtain a drier Alexander cocktail.

The Alexander cocktail is a drink that goes served frozen, useful for all seasons, also to be enjoyed as an aperitif.

Even though the IBA recipe of the Alexander cocktail has among the ingredients the Cognac, the first one original coded recipe was based on Gin. You can therefore also try the version with gin or replace the cognac with dark rum, the Brandy, the Vodka or the Coffee liqueur.

If you like cocktails with a creamy texture, try this Grasshopper, light green in color and based on creme de mint, white creme de cacao and crème fraîche.


Just replace the dark cocoa cream with that clear and nutmeg with bitter cocoa powder to make the variant Alexandra.

Then there are other variations of the Alexander cocktail in which the cocoa cream is replaced by the whiskey cream or with the mint cream.