Friday, October 19, 2012

Gin Alexander

Day 247



Gin Alexander
3.5 shots out of 5


We made it!  Another Friday is here.  Another weekend of sports is upon us.  This weekend is a baseball tournament for our oldest.  Along with soccer of course.  I keep fantasizing about the weekend after Thanksgiving.  That will start a good slew of weekends where we do.....not......have......fifty millions games!

I gave tonight's this afternoon's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5.  First off I'd like to say that I am aware that ground nutmeg goes on top of a Gin Alexander.  Unfortunately I don't have any, so since it is fall and I have been on a pumpkin kick lately, I substituted the nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice........not bad, I must say.  I do like the way the cream compliments the gin in this cocktail.  The dark creme de cacao adds a nice subtle flavor as well.  The three ingredients do go well together.......it's just not as flavorful as some of my other cocktails and that's why it got a 3.5.

Here is the recipe for a Gin Alexander:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz dark creme de cacao
  • 1 oz cream
  • nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above except for the nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice, whichever you choose to use).  Shake until well mixed and strain into your martini glass.

Here is a photo of the end result:




Here is a photo of the ingredients:






Here's to starting the weekend off a little early!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady

3 comments:

  1. I've not tried it with gin, but I really like a Brandy Alexander. yum! Sometimes I drink it like you did, sometimes I like them half frozen, slushy style. You can blend it with ice, but I try to just make the drink a little ahead of when I want it, set it in the freezer, and stir it up when I take it out to drink.

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    1. Oohhhh, a slushy style version of this cocktail sounds super delicious!!!! That works well with the cream in it, mmmm.

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  2. Bombay Sapphire is too good of a gin to use for this. Gordon's or Beefeater makes more sense. Bombay Sapphire should be served on the rocks with nothing else!

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