Fernet Alexander

1 oz Fernet Branca
1 oz Crème de Cacao
1 oz Cream
1 pn Nutmeg (as garnish)
Shake, strain, up, garnish.
From other users
  • Nice after dinner sipper. Really brings out the mint in the fernet. Surprising 1oz of fernet is not obnoxious here, — ☆☆☆☆
  • Fun Milk Punch / Alexander type drink - actually for reals delicious use of F. Branca where is complements other flavors. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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Just made this tonight after

Just made this tonight after not having it for several years.  Maybe my palate has become more numb to fernet-y bitterness, but I thought the ratio of fernet to other ingredients could be upped to 1.5 or 2 to 1 part each of the creme de cacao and cream.  At least using our house fernet blend (3 parts Branca, 2 parts Letherbee & 1 part CH Dogma) and the uber-rich Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao (which I thought kinda dominated in equal parts or even 1.5:1:1, but in a not unpleasant chocolate-ly way).

My god -- this drink turned

My god -- this drink turned 10 this month! I noticed a lot of people posting about it on Barnotes and claiming it their creation, but that time sig on that post pre-dates them by several years. Really, it was due to the Anvil publishing their 100 drinks list in 2009 and suggesting any spirit for the Alexander; they used Campari, so I turned to Fernet.