A Valentine’s Day bonus, because you’ve all been so good to us!
#DrinkAboutIt: Sex, Drinks, Coffee, Class
To have in exact order immediately upon awakening
2 oz. (60 ml) Talisker Single Malt Whisky, or another peated scotch (even in the morning, we don’t mess around)
1 oz. (30 ml) Ramazzotti amaro
Tools: blowtorch, julep strainer, mixing glass, stirring spoon
Garnish: crushed rose petals
Use blowtorch to smoke coffee beans.
Invert snifter over coffee beans while smoking.
Fill mixing glass with cracked ice.
Combine whisky and Ramazzotti in mixing glass
Stir to chill then strain into coffee-scented snifter.
Crush rose petals (hands work great for this) and garnish.
Few drinks encompass the dual nature of Valentine’s Day as well as this one. On the one hand, it’s a sultry and luxurious mixture of a silky single malt and an indulgent Italian amaro. On the other hand, it’s a bitter, spirituous drink that will, if nothing else, take your mind off the fact that you’re still single and no one loves you. Except your amaro collection. Don’t have an amaro collection? That’s probably why you’re single and no one loves you. Jussayin’!
How do you like to chase Valentine’s Day? Tell us in the comments section below!
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!