Friday, November 12, 2021

partner in crime

1 oz Blended Scotch (Famous Grouse)
3/4 oz Banana Liqueur (Tempus Fugit)
1/2 oz Averna
1/4 oz Amontillado Sherry (Lustau)
2 dash Walnut Bitters (Strongwater)
2 dash Chocolate Bitters (Bittermens)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail coupe. Top with whipped cream made with 4 parts heavy cream to 1 part cinnamon syrup (2 oz to 1/2 oz) whipped until thick and fluffy.
Two Fridays ago, Andrea had bought some heavy cream for she fell in love with the Partner in Crime recipe in the most recent issue of Imbibe Magazine. This stirred dessert-style cocktail was created by Will Lee at the Grey Ghost in Detroit and featured Scotch, Averna, and banana liqueur as the star ingredients along with some nuttier undertones. After assembling it, the Partner in Crime showcased the cinnamon notes from the flavored whipped cream. Next, a creamy and caramel sip led into banana and cinnamon flavors that later gained nuttier notes on the swallow. Overall, the Scotch got a little buried here, so perhaps using something more assertive than my choice of Famous Grouse might be of a benefit.

1 comment:

Skr9 said...

I started making this not reading thru the entire recipe only to realize I didn’t have the cream. So just stirred it in ice a bit longer and gave it a shot anyway; given I enjoy a sweeter drink - still thought this turned out pretty good!