The Cocktail is inspired by my passion of wintersports and Apres Ski. Since i live in Germany and mainly ski in Austria, there are 3 shots you normaly drink. Jaegermeister, Tequilla or Schnapps. Since i dont like the first two, i drink a schnaps instead. In this drink I wanted to incorporate that theme in combination with a snowy, winter setting. The Ice resembles the snow and the big mountain in the center. When you pour the drink in the glass, it resembles a snowstorm and later clouds settle.

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Ingredients

 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.75 oz fresh espresso
 0.50 oz agave syrup
 0.50 oz Hazelnut schnapps (80 proof)
 0.20 oz Old marille schnapps(marille is a small apricot so apricot should be fine) (80 proof)

Directions

1

First, add the Mr.Black, the agave syrup and the hazelnut schnapps in your tin.

2

Then add a cracked ice cube to it (i used a 3cm*3cm)

3

Then fill crushed ice in a double old fashioned glass, and center a big ice cube in it, with one of the corners as the highest point (i crushed a propper 3cm*3cm cube and used another 3cm*3cm cube in the center, and it fitted pretty well. You could use a bigger cube and give it a mountain form to match the theme even better. For the sake of recreatability i used common sizes and basic cubes for the ice) so you have a "mountain top".

4

Then add the espresso to your tin (fill in the espresso as last ingredient so your foam gets thicker)

5

Shake for roughly 20 seconds to get a propper airation and a lot of foam

6

Single Strain the cocktail in the glass, but make sure not to pour it over the big cube in the center. Fill it in slowly at the edge.

7

Pour the old apricot schnaps slowly over the cube, so it creates a kind of float around it.

8

Since the cocktail is themed you dont need extra garnish.

9

Take the first sip with a straw of your choice without stiring and you will taste an allready pleasant but simple hazelnut/ coffee taste, with a slight apricot fragrance in your nose. After that stir the whole drink with your straw. After "the snowstorm settles again", you can taste the old apricot in it, and a simple sounding drink gets a rather complex taste profile. Enjoy!


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2 Comments

  1. Gina Einundneuzig 13 October 2021 at 9:33 pm

    <3 Loved it <3

  2. Der Coach 13 October 2021 at 10:19 pm

    After a big portion of Käsespätzle this drink bring’s you back to life 😉

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