Tanqueray Alexander

The Alexander Cocktail is a rich and creamy drink made with gin, Crème de Cacao, and heavy cream.



  • 25ml

    Tanqueray Gin

  • 25ml

    White Crème de Cacao

  • 50ml

    Single Cream

  • 1

    Pinch Grated Nutmeg

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Martini Glass

  • 1

    Hawthorne Strainer

  • 1

    Fine Strainer

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Stick

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Add all the liquid ingredients to a Cocktail Shaker filled with Ice.
    2. Shake and double strain into a chilled Martini Glass.
    3. Garnish with Grated Nutmeg.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    13.2 g per serve

Interesting facts

There are several likely places where this beverage came from. The first was a news article from the Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer on October 3, 1915, which stated that the head bartender at The Racquet Club made it in honour of the Philadelphia pitcher, Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887-1950).
As an alternative, Troy Alexander, a bartender at the pre-Prohibition New York lobster restaurant Rector's, is credited with creating the Alexander cocktail. Troy allegedly did this for a dinner celebrating a successful advertising campaign.

History of the drink

The Alexander cocktail has been a traditional libation for more than a century. Gin, Crème de Cacao and heavy cream are the main ingredients of the Alexander. Typically, it is offered in a martini glass. The original Alexander calls for equal amounts of gin, Crème de Cacao and cream, but our version is a bit softer. The first mention of the drink was published in Hugo Ensslin's 1916 book, Recipes for Mixed Drinks. So, it's believed to have been created sometime in the early Twentieth Century.