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.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
- 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur, preferably House Spirits
- 1/2 ounce cream
- Add all ingredients to a shaking tin.
- Shake with ice until “cold as Siberia.”
- Pour into a chilled coupe.
Swap in brandy instead of vodka for a more rounded and flavorful drink.