Rum Alexander Cocktail

Rum Alexander
Rum Alexander / Photo by Aaron Graubart

Adapted from Jon Howard, head bartender, Henley, Nashville

Whether your favorite liqueur is fruity, creamy or nutty, they’re often served in cordial glasses or small wine glasses to accompany or act as dessert. But they can also add sweetness and flavor to cocktails. Instead of coffee after dinner, try this luscious coffee-and-cream riff on the classic Brandy Alexander.

Five Nightcap Cocktails to End the Day Right
  • 2 ounces aged rum
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • ½ ounce Demerara syrup (equal parts Demerara sugar and water)
  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish

In cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except garnish with ice. Shake well, and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with nutmeg.

Published on September 24, 2018
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Kara Newman 
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email:

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