This cocktail has a good deal in common with the Brandy Alexander and the Grasshopper with its crème de cacao and cream. Where it differs markedly is in the inclusion of crème de noyaux, a once popular but relatively forgotten liqueur that is similar to amaretto. The red color of the liqueur usually comes from cochineal, which doesn’t affect the singular herbal-meets-bitter almond flavor.
Cocktails don’t come much easier than this one, which has been around since the late 1930s. A lot of recipes suggest equal parts, but you’re better off starting with two ounces of scotch and a half ounce of Drambuie, tinkering until you find your personal ratio. No matter how you drink it, you’ll be channeling the Rat Pack in no time.
This shaken cocktail has just enough citrus to brighten up the sweet flavor profile. It’s precisely what the doctor ordered.
NOLET’S Strawberry Mint Punch
Sometimes you want an expertly made and well-balanced cocktail. And sometimes you want some booze and artificial energy. Enter the Vodka Red Bull, once and arguably still quite popular at many city clubs and beyond.