Saturday, February 3, 2018

Lil Naue

This drink's name comes from a Spanish Expression "Lil Naue," which translates directly to Little Nave. The meaning is a backhanded term of endearment, like calling a cute kid a "Little Devil."

The three dessert spirits, brandy, apricot brandy and ruby port (plus an egg yolk) mean that this drink is sweet and fluffy, yet plenty strong for the serious cocktail drinker. It is also a flavor combination that is a little unrecognizable in the U.S. We're not brandy drinkers usually, and mixing with porto is mostly out of the question.

I strongly suggest this one, though. Keep the proportion of ice down to the amount you would put in a glass and you get a nice thick frappe that is rewarding and not to icy. The boozy center is the best.
  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 1 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. ruby port (Sandeman used)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients except cinnamon in a blender with cracked ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a red wine glass. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. 

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