I was looking for an after dinner cocktail. I chose the Hair Of The Lion. I had all the needed ingredients and having previously not really enjoyed the Lion's Tail I was curious to see how much improved the rum for bourbon swap made the drink. I was not disappointed. Well, not in this regard. I was let down in my desire for a dessert drink. Tasty as the Hair Of The Lion was is was too light and frothy for what I was looking for. Maybe something with an egg yolk? (There was of course an egg yolk waiting patiently in the kitchen.)
I quickly searched CVS and found a drink I'd noted either mentally or browserly (I'm unsure which) when Fred first posted it and I'd been meaning to make it. Did I have all the ingredients to make a Suhm Heering Float?
Old monk? Check!
Cherry Heering? Check!
Mole bitters? Uh, Crème de ... Cacao.
Root beer? Not today!
So basically I turned a float into a flip. Like so:
Suhm Heering Flip
2 oz Cherry Heering
0.5 oz Old Monk
0.5 oz Crème de Cacao
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 egg yolk
Dry shake ingredients. Shake again with ice. Double strain in to a chilled coupe. Garnish with mint sprig.
This is a very rich drink. Definitely a dessert cocktail. Old Monk always makes me think of rum balls and I don't know why that is. The sense memory of rum balls added to the chocolate and the cherry along with the unctuous quality of the egg yolk make for a decadent drink. You can't have too many of these nor can you have them too often. When you do have them though, that's livin!