Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursty Thursdays - Roasted Almond Shooter

Almond has long been one of my favorite, if not my favorite, flavors and scents. Its rich, bittersweet, and sensual flavor is all-consuming, romantic, and absolutely heavenly. Wait, am I still talking about food? Indeed. After spotting a newly-opened bottle of Kahlua on my dining room table, I scoured the web for a cocktail recipe that would satisfy my sophisticated palate. Boy, did I find one! This little shooter combines all of my cocktail cravings--creamy, dimensional, and pleasing to all of my senses. I decided to reduce the size of this drink to a shot for various reasons, mostly because I wanted to savor the flavors of this delectable beverage one sip at a time. Try this at your holiday parties (the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table) for an unexpected nod to the warm and rich scents and spices of the season!

Roasted Almond Shooter
1 oz. vodka (I used Belvedere)
1 oz. amaretto (I used Disaronno)
1 oz. coffee liqueur (I used Kahlua)
2 oz. cream or half and half
Crushed almonds for rim

> Dip rim of glass into cream and then into shaved almonds.
> Combine all ingredients over ice and shake in a cocktail shaker.
> Pour into glass, careful to not unsettle almond rim. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you - I feel the same way about almonds! This looks like such a yummy, creamy drink. Love the almond rim!


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