Thursday, February 28, 2013
I got a bit of a late start on tonight's drink, so rather than the drink I intended to make, which requires cooking up a batter, I chose to try to find another drink to use the chocolate bitters in. With slim pickings in what I could find off the bat, I decided to make a twist another drink we did in the past, Milk Punch. We're still deep in the grips of winter, though it has topped freezing frequently of late. Yesterday, we had extra-heavy snowfall, and though it was not the storm they anticipated, it did set the scene for more wintery drinks.
Aztec Milk Punch
1 oz Brandy
1/2 oz Spiced Dark Rum
1/2 tbsp Sugar
4 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
4 oz Whole Milk
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with shaved or crushed ice
Garnish with a ground cinnamon.
The verdict: a traditional wintery drink in the eggnogg flavor family without the eggs, and therefor lighter. A little bit of chocolate, but not much. Nothing particularly outstanding, but not bad either, and quick and easy to make.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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.