Sunday, 28 August 2011

A Tale Of Cocktails #21

After Six


1 oz Kahlua
1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
1 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream

Taste: 9
Look: 7
Cost: 7
Name: 4
Prep: 7
Alcohol: 5
Overall:  7.1
Preparation: Chill all ingredients.  Pour Creme de Menthe into shot glass. Pour in Kahlua over teaspoon to create separate layers.  Float Baileys on top.

General Comments: This is more commonly known as an After Five, but I'm not a big fan of peppermint Schnapps, so we've swapped it out and replaced it with Creme de Menthe.  This has obviously given this cocktail +1 awesome, hence the new name.

Having said that, I'm not at all happy about the name in the first place.  Sure, it's cheekily reminiscent of an After Eight, but it also implies that I can't drink this cocktail any earlier than late afternoon.  You're not the boss of me, cocktail mixers!

Taste-wise, this is absolutely lovely - it really is deeply reminiscent of an After Eight mint, and as much as I loved the milkshake iteration of that particular delight, this version definitely has it beat.  It looks pretty good, too, even if it's slightly reminiscent of a tiny Guinness with a splash of Fairy Liquid.

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