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Earliest known recipe is from Hugo Ensslin’s 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks. The cocktail, according to historian Barry Popik, was likely born at Rector’s, New York’s premier pre-Prohibition lobster palace. The bartender there, a certain Troy Alexander, created his eponymous concoction in order to serve a white drink at a dinner celebrating [fictional character] Phoebe Snow[1]. An earlier form of the drink from “Jack’s Manual” (1920) had a recipe of Alexander Cocktail

  • 75% rye whisky
  • 25% Benedictine
  • 1 piece of ice

Twist of orange peel. Stir and serve.

  1. Behind The Drink: Brandy Alexander, by Gary Regan[1]