Blue Alexander
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Blue Alexander
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The Blue Alexander is a twist on the classic Alexander cocktail that brings together the warmth of brandy with the rich, creamy texture of heavy cream and the citrus notes ... more The Blue Alexander is a twist on the classic Alexander cocktail that brings together the warmth of brandy with the rich, creamy texture of heavy cream and the citrus notes of orange liqueur. This drink, typically served in a sophisticated cocktail glass, offers a balanced blend of spirited strength, smoothness, and a touch of sweetness, making it a unique and flavorful choice for those who enjoy creamy cocktails with a citrus kick. The Blue Alexander is notable for its distinct color variation, likely due to a specific type of orange liqueur used, which sets it apart visually from its traditional counterpart. It is often garnished with a touch of nutmeg to enhance its aromatic profile and add an extra layer of complexity to the indulgent experience.
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Brandy
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Nutmeg
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18.33% | 1.65 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue Alexander

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Grate nutmeg on top to garnish and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Blue Curaçao different from regular Curaçao in the Blue Alexander?

Blue Curaçao and regular Curaçao share the same flavor, both made from the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit. The key difference is that Blue Curaçao is vividly colored with a blue dye to give cocktails a bright, tropical appearance, contributing to the distinct look of the Blue Alexander without altering its taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why do you need to shake, not stir, the Blue Alexander?

Shaking the Blue Alexander, as opposed to stirring, is recommended to thoroughly mix the creamy component with the other liquid ingredients. This process creates a smooth, uniformly mixed drink with a slightly frothy top, enhancing the cocktail's texture and appearance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnishes work well with a Blue Alexander?

For a Blue Alexander, garnishes that complement its creamy and citrus profile work best. A twist of orange peel or a lightly whipped cream topping with a sprinkle of nutmeg can enhance its visual appeal and add a subtle aromatic touch that pairs well with its flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Blue Alexander compare to a traditional cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 18.33%, the Blue Alexander has a moderately strong alcohol presence. This is comparable to other classic creamy cocktails but might be slightly higher in alcohol content than some traditional cocktails that focus more on non-alcoholic mixers, making it a choice for those preferring a stronger drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can you substitute any ingredients for a dairy-free version of the Blue Alexander?

Yes, for a dairy-free version of the Blue Alexander, you can substitute the cream with coconut milk or any plant-based cream alternatives, such as almond, oat, or soy cream. These alternatives can mimic the creamy texture while catering to those with dietary restrictions or preferences.

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