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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Fifth Avenue

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
A few weeks ago, Bernice reminded me that in her day of fancy cocktail parties, nothing said fancy like a multi-layer cocktail. I found her one which combined many of the things she loves. Apricot brandy, chocolate, heavy cream, and New York City.

1.0 fl. oz. of Brown Crème de Cacao
1.0 fl. oz. of Apricot Brandy
1.0 fl. oz. of Double Cream

In a chilled rocks glass, one with a little extra style, pour the Brown Crème de Cacao into a liqueur glass, float the Apricot Brandy and then the Double Cream on top to form 3 distinct layers. Now crème de Cacao is chocolate flavored liquor with a hint of vanilla. It comes both clear and caramel colored — which is what you want for this drink.