Thursday, April 2, 2009
I came across a fun New York Times blog post about the trials and tribulations of trying to find one's "signature cocktail:"
If I had to guess, I’d say that many of us aren’t drinking what we’d
truly like to drink.... I recently learned that my husband hated the
taste of beer in high school and so insisted on White Mountain, a
“malternative” beverage. And by insisted I mean that he forced the kid
with the fake ID to not only risk his neck buying beer but also his
reputation by adding a case of White Mountain with nary a teenage girl
in sight. My husband also sometimes pours himself a glass of apple
juice and nurses it, pretending it’s whiskey.... What are we all trying to prove?
This, of course, got me to wondering if there are any decent property themed cocktails. The best I could come up with was the Landed Gentry:
1 1/2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz Tia Maria coffee liqueur
1 oz heavy cream
Is this really the best we can do as a profession? Coffee liqueur and heavy cream?