Alexander's Sister

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (12 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Dust with freshly grated nutmeg

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Giffard Peppermint Pastille crème de menthe
3/4 fl oz Single cream/half-and-half
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/4 fl oz Pasteurised egg white or Aquafaba (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

A green minty thing for dairy lovers.

History:

The gin-based and crème de menthe-influenced Alexander's Sister appears in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book beneath the original gin-based Alexander Cocktail No. 1 and the brandy-based Alexander Cocktail No. 2.

ALEXANDER COCKTAIL. (No. 1.)
½ Dry Gin.
¼ Crème de Cacao.
¼ Sweet Cream.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

ALEXANDER COCKTAIL. (No. 2.)
⅓ Crème de Cacao.
⅓ Brandy. ⅓ Fresh Cream.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

ALEXANDER's SISTER COCKTAIL.
⅓ Gin. ⅓ Fresh Cream.
⅓ Crème de Menthe.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Ladies are advised to avoid this Cocktail as often as possible.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Alexander's Sister contains 203 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 18.41% alc./vol. (36.82° proof)
  • 17.5 grams of pure alcohol
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