In light of my recent post about home bartending, it seems worthwhile to share some of the cocktails I’ve discovered. Every Friday, I’ll try and post a cocktail recipe that I’ve made and liked. I’ll usually feature a drink that’s easy to make with just a few, versatile liquors, but I’m sure I’ll throw out some funky ones, too.
Let’s start out with a current late-night favorite of mine…
The Bourbon Ball Martini
After-dinner drinks often swing too far sweet for me, so this is a perfect dessert sipper in my mind. Crème de cacao and Frangelico are stalwarts of after-dinner cocktails, but by placing the bourbon center stage (instead sharing with cream or vodka) you get a drink that is sweet, but still tastes like booze. Which is how I like my drinks to taste—boozey.
Feeling fancy? You can dress it up by rimming the glass with sugar (crystals or powdered) and/or tossing some chocolate shavings on top.
Ingredients (adapted from Erin’s Food Files)
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1.5 oz crème de cacao (I use white)
- 1 oz Frangelico (or other hazelnut liquor)
Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into chilled martini glass.