Mexican Chocolate Alexander

Mexican Chocolate

Mexican Chocolate Alexander

You will need:

1 oz     Cleveland Whiskey Black Cherry Wood Rye Whiskey
¼ oz   Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur (the dark bottle)*
½ oz   Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur**
½ oz   Cherry Heering***
¾ oz   Half and Half
1 medium pasteurized raw egg white (optional, but creates superior texture)
2 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate bitters
Shaved chocolate
Ground cumin

Directions:

  1.  Fill a coupe glass with ice and water, set aside.
  2.  Add all ingredients except the shaved chocolate and cumin into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake aggressively, keeping adequate pressure to avoid getting the cocktail all over you.
  3. Strain contents into another shaker tin and aggressively shake without ice to froth the egg white and aerate the cocktail.
  4. Discard the ice water from the coupe glass and strain cocktail into it it.
  5. Garnish with shaved chocolate and a pinch of and ground cumin.

Substitutions

* There is no substitute. This stuff is as peculiar as it is awesome.
** Any decent dark creme de cocoa will do.
*** Any quality cherry liqueur will do, except Luxardo’s Maraschino liqueur. That’s an entirely different kind of delicious.