Elixir for the Soul

This is a blog about sophisticated drinking, because alcohol doesn't have to be a poison, it can be a medicine for the soul.

Shawn, 21. Currently studying foreign language at university in China. Researching about cocktails is one of my passions, and I hope this blog can introduce others to the true way of imbibing. Every drink on this page is mixed, tasted and photographed by me.

Feel free to ask.

Fifth Avenue
Crème de Cacao (white) - 3/4 oz
Apricot Brandy - 3/4 oz
Cream - 3/4 oz
Layer in the order given in a pousse-café or shot glass.
Another layered shooter, sweet, creamy and disgusting. But maybe not for everyone, just pay more attention to the presentation.
Simple drink, pour in equal parts of everything, using the back of a spoon, layer apricot brandy above cacao, and then float the cream on top. The colour of crème de cacao wasn’t specified in the Savoy Cocktail Book, and you might find some people using darker version, but I prefer using white crème de cacao, simply because just like apricot brandy, they are both translucent, giving that fun transition effect.
  • 20 May 2012
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