Mint Gin Alexander Cocktail (and the classic gin version)
This mint gin Alexander takes the vintage charm of the classic cocktail and adds a subtle hint of menthe to proceedings. Colour is optional, depending on the type of creme de menthe used.
For the Classic Gin Alexander
- 60 ml (6 parts) Dry gin
- 60 ml (6 parts) Single cream (half-and-half)
- 60 ml (6 parts) White Creme de Cocoa
- 1 Egg white (optional)
- Grated nutmeg
For the Mint Gin Alexander
For Either Cocktail
Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Pour in all alcohol and the cream (plus the egg if using)
Secure the lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to chill, mix and dilute the ingredients
Strain and pour into servng glasses
How to Garnish Each Drink
Please note: for part measures, I am taking 1 part to mean 10ml or 2 tsp, so for 6 parts, this would equate to 60ml or 12 tsp.
For a more pronounced minty taste: increase the amount of creme de menthe slightly and reduce the amount of creme de cocoa by the same amount to keep the sweetness level approximately the same.
Nutritional information: calculated approximately, on the basis of the creamier classic gin Alexander
Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Calcium: 21mg