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Alexander’s Sister, Cocktail #5

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Alexander's Sister cocktail
Alexander’s Sister cocktail

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.

“Choice of World’s Selected Liquor Recipes, Gin-Based Cocktails, Alexander’s Sister Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Tampa Times (Tampa, Florida), 11 Apr 1935, p. B2, col. 1.
“Choice of World’s Selected Liquor Recipes, Gin-Based Cocktails, Alexander’s Sister Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Tampa Times (Tampa, Florida), 11 Apr 1935, p. B2, col. 1.

Alexander’s Sister cocktail recipe

Alexander’s Sister cocktail recipe
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.

Ingredients used:

  • 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.

Next up…Cocktail #6, Alfonso Cocktail

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