Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thunder Cocktai

This is an incredible recipe. I mean that if you see it written out you won't believe it. Tasting is believing though. This is a brandy cocktail with egg yolk and cayenne pepper. It is sweet and spicy and not at all what you'd expect.

I tried it out with Copper and Kings American brandy aged in bourbon barrels, and it worked very well. I attribute the success to Copper and King's being a dry and stronger then average brandy. Keep in mind that it is a grape spirit that gets most of its flavor from barrel aging.

The result is a drink that creates a sweet suspension with egg yolk--which when sweetened comes across as creamy. The chili was hot! I recommend using cayenne pepper and not just any powdered chili. The finer the grind, the better.
  • 2 oz. brandy (Copper and Kings used)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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