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Alexander Cocktail

Alexander Cocktail

We will use some nutmeg and some half and half to make this Alexander Cocktail. The Alexander Cocktail has many different names, Gin Alexander, Princess Mary, or Alexander. One of the first written accounts of the Alexander comes to us from Recipes From Mixed Drinks by Hugo Enssllin from 1916. The Alexander is thought to have been first invented by Troy Alexander while he was a New York director. Now, they were celebrating the creation of Phoebe Snow, the beautiful fictional cartoon character who is used to promote the use of clean-burning coal on the Delaware laguna and Western Railroads. She wore a white dress, a white hat, and white gloves, and because of this, Alexander wanted to make a white cocktail to commemorate her. The princess Mary was invented by Harry McIlveen in 1922 while he was in London before he moved to Paris, which was done to celebrate Her Royal Highness Princess Mary's marriage to Lord LaSalle.



  • Add all ingredients to shake.
    1 oz Gin, 1 oz Creme de Cacao, 1 oz Half & Half
  • Add Ice and shake for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a Nick & Nora glass.
  • Garnish with grated nutmeg.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg