Whiskey Alexander

When it comes to dessert, I’d much rather have a glass of wine with a bit of cheese than a piece of cake.  If I’m feeling fancy, we might even make cocktails instead.  You know I love whiskey and whiskey-based cocktails and this is one of my favourites.  It’s a variation on a Brandy Alexander, made with whiskey, crème de cacao, vanilla, cream and nutmeg.  I love to entertain with this recipe.  It’s wintery and sweet, and with a touch of nutmeg, perfect for the holidays or just dessert on a Friday night.  Choose a good quality whiskey, but one that’s not too expensive.  I like to use a local whiskey from Leopold Bros, but if that’s not available, Tullamore D.E.W.  – a subtle and smooth Irish whiskey (for only about $30 USD a bottle) – is a great alternative.

I shared this recipe on my Instagram feed last year, but I wanted to put it here, too, to keep it from getting buried in the grid.

Happy weekend! xoxoxo

Whiskey Alexander Cocktail

Whiskey Alexander
(for one drink)

1.5 oz. whiskey
1 oz. crème de cacao
1 oz. heavy cream
dash of vanilla
fresh grated nutmeg

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add all the ingredients, except the nutmeg.  Shake quickly and vigorously, then strain into a coupe glass.  Grate the nutmeg over top and serve.

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