Alexander Espresso

Alexander – a cocktail of equal parts of gin, creme de cacao (chocolate liqueur), and cream.  Then, came the Brandy Alexander where the brandy replaced the gin.  Finally, followed by Coffee Alexander with chocolate liqueur was substituted by coffee liqueur.  This is also a popular dessert drink centered in the Oregon area of the United States.


Alexander Espresso



  • 1 cup Cold water
  • 2 tb Ground espresso coffee
  • ½ Cinnamon stick (3″ long)
  • 4 ts Crème de Cacao
  • 2 ts Brandy
  • 2 tb Whipping cream, chilled
  • Grated semisweet chocolate to garnish


How To:

Break out your espresso machine for this one or just make really strong coffee with a small amount of water.  Break cinnamon stick into small pieces and add to hot espresso. Allow to cool for 1 minute.  Add crème de cacao and brandy, and stir gently. Pour into cute demitasse cups. Whip the cream, and float some cream on top of each cup. For looks, garnish with grated chocolate or fancy chocolate curls. Multiply proportions by six and it’s perfect for a party. Serves 2


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