Monday, June 11, 2018

Rose Hall Nightcap

Rose Hall, a grand estate in Jamaica seems to have a few cocktails dedicated to it's memory. The most memorable being the White Witch, who's ghost still haunts the mansion since colonial days. Unsurprisingly, the drinks devoted to this spooky place are white. The Nightcap is no exception. Nightcap cocktails are usually strong and milky and are served either hot or cold. Pernod is one unusual ingredient that adds a lot of sweet and bitter herb flavor. Another unusual ingredient, though not for nightcaps, is dark creme de cacao.

I don't have the dark, but MurLarkey cocoa whiskey allows me to make it. I added a half teaspoon of sugar to the cocktail and the sweetness of the Pernod also helped keep this sweet drink from being too dry.
  • 2 oz. cognac (D'usse VSOP used)
  • 1 oz. Pernod
  • 1 tbsp. dark creme de cacao (MurLarkey cocoa whiskey and 1/2 tsp. sugar used)
  • 2 oz. half-and-half
 Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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