Cherry Alexander
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Cherry Alexander
Cocktail recipe

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3.99 / 5
This is a variation of the Brandy Alexander, pairing dark cherry and chocolate flavours. It has a lower alcohol content than the original Alexander. This is a variation of the Brandy Alexander, pairing dark cherry and chocolate flavours. It has a lower alcohol content than the original Alexander.
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14.17% | 1.28 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The 'Cherry Alexander' provides a lush, dessert-like drink where the deep tones of brandy meet the sweet allure of cherry and dark chocolate liqueurs. With its creamy texture smooth enough for its flavors to unfold luxuriously, this cocktail promises a sensory delight for those appreciating a velvety finish.

Method
How to make a Cherry 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 and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake the Cherry Alexander cocktail?

To properly shake a Cherry Alexander, start by filling a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add 15ml brandy, 30ml cream, a pinch of nutmeg, 15ml raspberry liqueur, and 30ml dark Creme De Cacao to the shaker. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This method ensures that the cocktail is well chilled and that the ingredients are fully integrated.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended glassware for serving a Cherry Alexander?

A Cherry Alexander should be served in a cocktail glass. This classic choice complements the drink's elegance and ensures that the aroma and texture of the cocktail are fully appreciated. Before pouring, you may chill the glass for an extra touch of sophistication.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Cherry Alexander?

Given the Cherry Alexander's flavor profile, a maraschino cherry or a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg makes excellent garnishes. These garnishes not only enhance the visual appeal of the drink but also complement its rich, creamy, and fruity flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of cream in a Cherry Alexander?

Yes, you can use different types of cream in a Cherry Alexander. While the recipe calls for regular cream, you might consider using half-and-half for a lighter version or heavy cream for a richer texture. The choice depends on personal preference and dietary considerations.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Cherry Alexander compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 14.17%, the Cherry Alexander is moderately strong compared to other classic cocktails. For example, it's slightly less potent than a Martini (typically around 18-20% ABV) and stronger than a Mimosa (usually around 8-12% ABV). This places the Cherry Alexander comfortably in the middle, making it a suitable choice for those who prefer a balanced cocktail experience.

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