Sweet n' Creamy Cocktails...
Okay, call 'em what you want...but what was the best one you've ever tried??
Yes, most of them have been called martinis, and I know that offends many...but I don't honestly care what they're called, or what kind of glass they are served in (but I do prefer the martini shaped glass because it has a thinner rim)....I just want my drink to taste good, same as my food.
Here are my favorites:
Key Lime Pie "Martini" Key Lime juice, vanilla vodka, licor 43 and cream.... The rim dipped in graham cracker crumbs...mmmm
Banana Truffle "Martini" Banana Liqueur, vanilla vodka and cream
The chocolate martini at Seasons 52...with ice cold chocolate shavings on top
But then, back before crazy martinis were everywhere, I could be happy with a B-52, a sombrero or toasted almond...or just Baileys on the rocks...
I realize many think they'd make better desserts, than drinks...but surely I'm not the only one who likes these more than hard alcohol?
So happy that you did this posting. Seems like it is off color and out of style to drink something sweet but it is what I crave usually. Let me give you my last night special:
2 parts Chambord
1 part Citron Vodka
Add pineapple juice and it is a French Martini
Why choose between hard liquor and sweet 'n creamy?
The Alexander below is a good choice, but my favorite is a rye flip.
1.5 oz of rye (works well with rum too, though I might drop the simple to 1/2 oz.).
.75 oz. of simple syrup
.5 oz of cream
one egg yolk (from a very fresh egg).
Shake REALLY hard for a few minutes with ice (use a big shaker). Strain into a cocktail glass, enjoy.
I've really enjoyed cream sherry flips... take cream sherry, add egg! yum. (we need to bring back egg-based drinks..!)
They do make better desserts. A sweet cocktail is perfect when you feel like having something sweet but just don't have room for a traditional dessert. It's best to save them for after the meal; having one as a pre-dinner cocktail is like having ice cream as an appetizer. One of my favorites is the Golden Cadillac, a mix of white crème de cacao, Galliano, and cream.