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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: American, British, Worldwide
Servings: 2
Calories: 269kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

  • For the Classic gin Alexander: garnish with grated nutmeg
  • For the mint gin Alexander: garnish with fresh mint leaves and/ or grated chocolate
  • Serve immediately

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Calcium: 21mg