Axelander Cocktail

Alexander, part 2: Hold the Cream!

Drinks 27.5.2016

It seems like we can’t let go of the Alexander, and the riddle it presents: How to counter its obscene sweetness? And how about skipping the cream? A small study of balance and obscure ways to lend it.

It seems like we can’t let go of the Alexander, and the riddle it presents: How to counter its obscene sweetness? And how about skipping the cream? A small study of balance and obscure ways to lend it.
We have covered the Alexander before, and we found that there isn’t much of an upside to it. Too sweet to allow the ingredients to interact with each other, and hardly any trace of the spirit to be detected. The Japanese variation we covered last time tinkers with this problem using the famed hard shake and an intelligent choice of ingredients.
Today, however, we present a recipe that forgoes the cream completely, and is noticeably drier. To make this work, though, the Alexander needs translating into a different cocktail category, and a few smart ruses.

A two-piece with a pinch of balance

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Recipe

3 cl oude jenever (Bols Genever, for example)
1 cl Mozart Dry
1 cl Galliano Autentico
1 dash brown sugar syrup (2:1)
1 small pinch fleur de sel
Fernet (Tempus Fugit Fernet del Frate Angelico or Branca Menta)

Preparation

Fill the mixing glass with ice, and wet with Fernet. Stir briefly and pour off the Fernet. Depending on how you want your day to unfold, consume the strained Fernet. In either case, the ice in the mixing glass is now washed with Fernet! Add remaining ingredients, stir thoroughly and strain into chilled cocktail coupette. Serve with bitter chocolate or After Eight.

Glass

Coupette

Garnish

bitter chocolate / After Eight

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