BRAZILIAN ALEJANDRO

June 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

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Recipe by Brett Esler

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 oz. VEEV

3/4 oz. Half & Half

1/2 oz. Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao

1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino

1 Dash Fee Brothers Plum Bitters

PREPARATION:

Add all ingredients to a boston shaker, shake hard for approximately 10 seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass. Grate nutmeg over the top of the cocktail in order to finish it and serve.

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Grated Nutmeg

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Cocktail Glass

INSPIRATION:

I was inspired to go down a different path than one would typically choose with VEEV as a base ingredient. It makes sense to create a citrusy, refreshing, fruit-forward cocktail using VEEV due to the Acai, so I wanted to take it in the opposite direction with something more along the lines of an after-dinner desert sipper. I decided to reinvent the classic Brandy Alexander that was so popular in the early part of 20th century.

I swapped the brandy with VEEV, and added a small amount of Luxardo Maraschino and Fee Bros Plum bitters in order to help bring that fruit element to the front and center. The creme de cacao brings a nice rounded out balance to everything while the Half & Half still allows the cocktail to be light, airy, and sessionable. The final product: The Brazilian Alejandro!

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