At the beginning of last year I made a variation on the Godfather that swapped out the Scotch for bourbon. I was initially excited to try the drink but in the end I didn’t like it much, even after mellowing the cocktail down with some cream. My initial experience with the Godfather has kept me away from the cocktail since then. But, since I’ve picked up some Scotch I decided to give the drink another try. Relax, I didn’t use the Laphroaig for this drink. I’m positive I’d receive death threats from more than one of my friends if I did that…
1 1/6 oz. Scotch whisky
1 1/6 oz. Amaretto
Pour ingredients into a old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently.
It’s interesting to reflect on my thoughts about this cocktail and what I wrote in that link above almost a year ago. I wonder if my palate has become more discerning or if it’s the simple substitution of the Scotch and Bourbon that makes the difference but whichever it was I thoroughly enjoyed this cocktail. The smokiness of the Scotch works wonderfully with the nutty sweetness of the Disarrono to make this drink go down smoothly. Makes me wish I was in a cabin up in the Sierra Nevadas sitting outside watching the sunset sipping on this. Maybe someday.
On the recommendation of a co-worker I picked up a bottle of Frangelico this weekend. Frangelico is a hazelnut liquor with a sweet nutty flavor. She enjoyed it in a small glass of almond milk. That sounded delicious but I was looking for something with a little more oomph in it. Something that is more than the equivalent of chocolate milk for adults.
1 oz. hazelnut liquor (Frangelico)
1/2 oz. almond liquor (Disaronno)
1/2 oz. Irish Cream (Baileys)
Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Pour over 1/3 filled rocks glass.
This cocktail is basically candy. Nutty, sweet, creamy, delicious candy. Perfect for sipping on a warm night in the Summer. It probably has less calories than a bowl of ice cream too! It’s a shame the name for this drink is so terrible. I can’t imagine ordering this in a bar.
I look forward to trying out other drinks with Frangelico in them. Though its could enough to drink by itself. It’d make a wonderful digestif!
The last two weeks I’ve been experimenting with soda floats and liquor. It’s been interesting to see how different alcohols and ice creams taste in combination. Of course, it’s also been refreshing to have a cold dessert on hot summer evenings. This last float is a deliciously sweet mix of vanilla ice cream, Dr. Pepper and the almond liquor, Disaronno. Appropriately enough I call it a Disaronno Vanilla Float. I’m original like that…
Disaronno Vanilla Float
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 oz. Disaronno liquor
chocolate syrup for garnish
Add three scoops of ice cream into a chilled glass. Pour Disaronno over ice cream. Fill glass with soda. Garnish with chocolate syrup.
After this week, I’ll be returning to “regular” cocktails but this was a delicious way to end the experiment!