Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cocktail Night: Dyckman After Dark
Back again! I bought a new charger for my laptop, and everything's working again.
This week, I served Dyckman After Dark in the lovely set of coupes I picked up yesterday at the thrift store for 50 cents a piece. As per usual, I picked the drink rather last minute, so it is lacking an orange peel garnish. One reason I selected this drink is that it also makes use of an ingredient we picked up recently, chocolate bitters.
Dyckman After Dark
1 1/2 oz Añejo rum
1 oz Orange liqueur
3 ds Chocolate bitters, Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate
Orange twist garnish
Stir over ice. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange twist.
The verdict: this was a tasty dessert drink, as orange and chocolate are always a good combination. They work nicely with the rum, and blend together well. It was only a hint of chocolate, and Scott couldn't pick it out specifically. Our guest liked it, but it is still strong, and the burn was too much for his recently-sick throat.