So tonight we are celebrating with the rich folk, and enjoying ourselves a nice Millionaire Cocktail. For me, this is a little more “act as if” than living the reality, but we can play let’s pretend at least for one evening. Of course, we are not going to escalate this to Ben Affleck’s level in Boiler Room… a fantastic movie by the way, that takes the same theme’s as The Wolf of Wall Street, but tones things down to a more relatable level. Where were we again?
Tonight’s cocktail is the second from the new book, and it claims to be well balanced and delicious. I have no reason to doubt this, as the first drink was a surprising winner. So rab yourself some rum, some apricot brandy and some gin made with sloe berries (what exactly are those???) and let’s make a cocktail!
- 2 ounces Myers Rum
- 1 ounce sloe gin
- 1 ounce apricot brandy
- 1 ounce lime juice
Shake everything over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.
- Before even the first sip, this drink has a beautiful deep pink color. Looks amazing in the glass.
- The deep molasses flavor of the Myers is the glue that holds this together in the background, never dominating, but always present.
- The initial hit is sweetness that slowly transitions to the tartness of the lime.
- Dave’s Rating: 9/10
- Strength: 6/10
- Sweetness: 7/10
- I am not sure that drinking one will make you a millionaire, but it tastes damn rich to me. We have a winner.