Alexander the Great Cocktail

Bootleg Botanicals Alexander the Great Cocktail

A twist on Mr. Boston’s Alexander’s Sister Cocktail from 1935, our Alexander the Great replaces Creme de Menthe with fresh Spearmint leaves and Absinthe for a vibrant creamy after-dinner treat.


  • 5-6 Fresh Spearmint Leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cane Sugar
  • 1/3 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1- 2 Dash Absinthe
  • 1 ounce Bootleg Botanicals Gin No.6
  • Muddle

    • Combine sugar and mint leaves into a shaker and muddle the mint to release the oils from the leaves.

  • Shake

    Over the mixture over ice and strain into a 4 ounce stemmed glass. Garnish with a mint leaf for a fancier drinking experience.

  • Add

    The cream to the shaker and stir until all of the sugar granules have dissolved. Next, add the Absinthe and Gin.




3 ounces

Glass Style:



Fall / Winter

Pro Tip:

Don’t over muddle the mint. Releasing too much chlorophyll will affect the flavor of your cocktail.


Measurements & Terms

  • Pony = 1 fluid ounce
  • Typical “shot” = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Jigger = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Bar Spoon = 5 ML or 1 Teaspoon
  • Splash / Dash = Approx. 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Dram = 1/8 fluid ounce