November 13, 2015

White Russian

It took me a while to wrap my mind around the theme for this month's Mixology Monday. Host Shaun and Christa of the BoozeNerds asks for a standoffish cocktail, in other words a cocktail that...hmmm which...oh, better let them explain. From their announcement post:
We’re looking for cocktails that use at least one non-garnish ingredient that is not stirred or shaken with the others. Rinses, floats, foams? Sure! Mists? Why not? We welcome whatever your creative geniuses can come up with.
Okay, I can do that. But whenever I tried to come up with something new I kept seeing a cocktail for my inner eye. A cocktail I had a few weeks ago at the wonderful Copenhagen bar Barking Dog. A cocktail that made my drinking companion and I feel like kids in a very grown up manner. A White Russian served with a cruncy layer og Coco Pops and a spoon.

I realized I couldn't come up with anything better, so here it is:

  • 6 cl vodka - I used the ultra local Den Klodsede Bjørn distilled less than a 2 kilometers away from the barking dog
  • 3 cl coffee liqueur - I used Toussaints
  • 9 cl ice cold organic whole milk - I had let a few Coco Pops steep in it for about 10 minutes
  • 1 dash coffee balsamic shrub - I used this recipe and it makes a wonderful ice coffee too
Add everything to a shaker, fill with ice and shake until well mixed and frothy. Strain into milk glass and garnish with a good layer of Coco Pops. Serve with a spoon for ease of eating the cereal either before drinking or after.