Monday, March 12, 2018

Slippery Nipple

I imagine that before there was the shot that was popularized in the 90s, this cocktail must have existed. It is harder to make than the shot, though, because it requires floating Bailey's on top of cold Sambuca. This works, though if you use the back of a spoon resting in the Sambuca. And if you chill the Sambuca in the refrigerator, it will be more dense than if you add water from shaking or stirring. (Don't do that.)

Rose's grenadine--and I'm sorry to say that there is a lot of chintzy 90s appeal to this cocktail that can only be replicated with chintzy 90s ingredients--is the only option to make the nipple tip. It sinks to the bottom of the glass, giving you a clear breast shape above it, coated with a creamy skin-colored float of Bailey's.
  • 2 oz. Sambuca
  • 1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream 
  • dash Rose's grenadine
Pour chilled (refrigerated) Sambuca into a cocktail glass and float the Bailey's on top by pouring over the back of a spoon. Drop the dash of grenadine in the center. 

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