Alexander’s Sister is cocktail number five on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
For those preferring mint over chocolate, Alexander’s Sister is a variation on a Gin Alexander, substituting Creme de Cacao with Creme de Menthe.
It is unknown when this variation was created, however it was included in a list of cocktails published in April 1935.
Alexander’s Sister cocktail recipe
1/2 Dry Gin, 1/4 Creme de Menthe, 1/4 Cream. Shake well with ice and strain into glass.
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Hiram Walker Creme de Menthe
- Light cream
Alexander No. 2 cocktail review
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Using a mild gin liked Hendrick’s, the Alexander’s Sister cocktail tastes like Girl Scout Thin Mints® Cookies. We used clear Creme de Menthe because it was on hand; using green would make this a beautiful Christmas cocktail. We like both mint and chocolate so it was a toss-up as far as preference between the Gin Alexander and Alexander’s Sister for us.
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