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King Alphonse, Swank Cocktail #47

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King Alphonse cocktail
King Alphonse cocktail

The King Alphonse is cocktail number 47 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

King Alphonse cocktail history

The origin of the King Alphonse cocktail is unknown. However, the King Alphonse cocktail appeared in Hon. William T. Boothby’s “Cocktail Bill” Boothby’s World Drinks and How to Mix Them, published in 1934 on page 241:

King Alphonse

Creme de Cocoa 3/4 jigger
Cream 1/4 jigger
Carefully float cream over liqueur in chilled pousse cafe glass and serve.

King Alphonse cocktail recipe

King Alphonse cocktail recipe
King Alphonse cocktail recipe

Fill liqueur glass 3/4 full with Dark Creme de Cacao. Float 1/3 Cream on top and serve.

Ingredients used:

  • Hiram Walker Creme de Cacao
  • Cream

King Alphonse cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

Greg: 🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸

It doesn’t get much easier to make than the King Alphonse although a steady hand is required to float the cream with out it mixing. A grown-up after-dinner chocolate milk that is quite enjoyable.

Next up… Cocktail # 48, Mamie Taylor

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