- Crème de Cacao
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. 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.
- Behind The Drink: Brandy Alexander, by Gary Regan