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Alejandro
© Tina Rupp

Alejandro

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

According to Angus Winchester, "Creamy drinks have had a rough time in the world of modern mixology," so he decided to create one out of sheer "bloody-mindedness" (British lingo for cantankerousness).

cocktails Glassware Guide

  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces gin
  3. 3/4 ounce Licor 43 (citrus-and-vanilla-flavored liqueur)
  4. 1 1/2 ounces heavy cream
  5. Caramelized Angostura bitters (see Note) or 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, Licor 43 and cream and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with the bitters. note To caramelize bitters (which makes the drink more fragrant), add a small amount to a small, clean spray bottle (widely available at drugstores). Spray the bitters over the drink 3 times, simultaneously flaming the vapor by holding a lit match over the drink.
Notes To caramelize bitters (which makes the drink more fragrant), add a small amount to a small, clean spray bottle (widely available at drugstores). Spray the bitters over the drink 3 times, simultaneously flaming the vapor by holding a lit match over the drink.