I haven’t been able to stop thinking about an article I read in NY Times Magazine yesterday. Titled Sweet and Lowdown, author Rosie Shaap has figured out what to do with those drinks. You know, the Irish Creams, White Russians, or any of the cocktails I created last year for Hard Luck Candy Vodka (Root Beer Russian, anyone?).
You want to order them now and then (warning: this yen will grow come yuletide time!), but you feel guilty.
Too many calories, too much fat, you won’t have any idea how to continue if you finish the one.
Ms. Schaap suggests that rather than deprive yourself of such dreamy delights, divide and conquer - turn them into a flight.
And voila! Your Kahlua and Cream, Godiva or espresso martini hankering turns from an embarrassing order into a sweet after-dinner sip for three. Just ask your bartender (they will probably love the idea themselves) or divide the recipe at home and serve in shot or mini snifter glasses.
Just make sure your enjoyment is long and liberal!