11 Comments
Dec 24, 2023Liked by Peter Suderman

Hm. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the right créme de cacao--and the bottle I did have was old, at that--or because my heavy cream was too heavy (the only cream still in stock was the fancy local stuff in a glass bottle), but I didn’t feel like this had a ton of taste, really. Maybe the color and the grated nutmeg led me to subconsciously expect something more like eggnog, and obviously it wasn’t eggnog?

Expand full comment

Had only heavy cream of these three, so tried a variant with bourbon and apricot liqueur filling in for brandy and crème de cacao, respectively. Should’ve increased the apricot and decreased the bourbon a little--not quite sweet enough--but overall good!

Expand full comment

Great drink.

Great.

On the bitters thing, Bitter Truth makes a chocolate bitters…Redundant? I dunno. Will experiment and report back.

And as a companion drink for the season, an identical cousin, if you will, Denning’s Distillery in Beacon, NY, distills a bourbon infused with just the right amount of coffee from the coffee roaster down the street from them. Seamless and utterly delicious.

I would do same ratio as you suggested.

Expand full comment

Misfire. Would one pair w/

AFFOGATO $14

salted caramel gelato, espresso, praline hazelnut vanilla cookies, amaretto

Expand full comment