Nick Koumbarakis's The Alexander Sidecar

Nick Koumbarakis represented South Africa at the World Class Bartender of the Year final, 2013.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Serves1
  • DifficultyEasy
45ml Johnnie Walker Gold Label
20ml Bols Crème de Cacao white liqueur
5ml Grand Marnier liqueur
20ml freshly-pressed lemon juice
20ml organic rooibos-infused syrup
3 green cardamom pods

Gently press the cardamom pods in a steel shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Fine strain into a vintage stainless steel coupe.

Serve on a silver tray with a bamboo dish of high quality dark chocolate, an orange zest and a few cardamom pods.

Recipe courtesy of: Nick Koumbarakis, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cape Town. Nick Koumbarakis represented South Africa at the World Class Bartender of the Year final, 2013.

Note: Contains 20 grams of alcohol per serve

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