alexander

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English[edit]

an alexander made with gin

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Apparently from either the given name or the surname Alexander, but the connection is unclear. Attested since the early 20th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alexander (plural alexanders)

  1. A cocktail made of cognac or gin, white crème de cacao, and light cream.
    • 1914, Jacques Straub, Drinks, Hotel Monthly Press, page 17:
      Alexander cocktail
      3/4 jigger rye whiskey.
      1/4 jigger Benedictine.
      Twist orange peel on top. Stir.
    • 1933, Julien Proskauer, What'll You Have ?: A Not Too Dry Text Book about Cocktails, OCLC 13342098, page 80:
      Alexander Cocktail
      1/3 Creme de Cocoa
      1/3 Gin
      1/3 Sweet Cream

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