Alexander the Great

Adapted from The Stork Club Bar Book (1946)

Like the forefather of an Espresso Martini, this relative of a traditional Alexander goes down like a milkshake with a sharp boozy snap at the end. Adapted from The Stork Club Bar Book, in which author Lucius Beebe warns that drinking more than three of these gives one a “wolfish appetite.” We recommend substituting the vodka with a more flavorful spirit, like brandy.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur, preferably House Spirits
  • 1/2 ounce cream

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaking tin.
  2. Shake with ice until “cold as Siberia.”
  3. Pour into a chilled coupe.
Editor's Note

Updated version:
Swap in brandy instead of vodka for a more rounded and flavorful drink.