Yesterday the mailman dropped a package on my doorstep and as soon as I saw the return address I wished it were 5:00.
A call went out to my Twitter pals about the Shaker's maiden voyage and the consensus was that whiskey, specifically corn whiskey, needed to be used. Working with the memory of a cocktail I had a couple of months ago at a going away party, I began digging through the booze locker.
The cocktail contains Kentucky bourbon for a nod to the south of the Mason-Dixon line, but adds an uptown Yankee touch with the addition of brandy and amaretto. The results are delicious!!!
While I was adding ice to the shaker I wondered if the glass would get frosty the same way my old metal shaker does.
Only one drink is needed and it should be sipped after you are all tucked in for the night.
Because I first tasted this drink at a bar when saying goodbye to Donald & Mary Cass I am naming it the D & M. I cannot help but think of them when I mix up this cocktail, but drinking it reminds me how sweet friendship can be.
1 1/2 ounces good bourbon
1/2 ounce brandy
1/2 ounce amaretto
Couple dashes of orange bitters
Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until frosty.
Pour into the prettiest glass you have, sit back, and enjoy.
Love and miss you Donald and Mary Cass!!!