Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kahlúa Cocktail

We don't have Kahlúa in the house, and Crème de Noyaux is in short supply around these parts as well, so this cocktail isn't exactly what it seems. It's like Dawn Langley Simmons that way. But our version tastes pretty good!

2 oz Kahlúa (or Tia Maria, because that's kind of close)
2 dashes Crème de Noyaux (or Nocello in a pinch - it's awfully tasty!)
1/2 tsp Cream (go ahead and free hand it - I won't tell)


Fill an Old Fashioned glass half way with crushed ice, and pour in the Tia Maria and Nocello. Top with that cream that's about to expire, because you bought it a month ago in anticipation of making this cocktail, but you thought that a long string of Manhattans would be better and you made them instead. Enjoy!
The coffee of the Tia Maira and the walnut hazelnut of the Nocello blend together really well, and when you top it with cream you get a delicious dessert-for-breakfast sort of thing going on. I would never, never had made this if it weren't the next drink in the Guide, but you know what? I'm kind of glad I did!

Other news:  We had ten trick-or-treaters, and nine of them were dressed as Elsa. Our neighbor's garage burnt down, and we didn't even notice until our street was filled with firetrucks and sirens and flashing lights. We haven't had a frost yet, which seems to have given our landscaping a chance to get established. And our friend Grey was absolutely right about Headlight Restoration...  it really works!


  1. Whoa! How is it I've lived in Charleston all these years and never heard of Dawn??

  2. I love Dawn! We've been collecting her books for years - I think we first came across the Dawn experience while living on Laurens... Her place was just around the corner. Not that we knew her while she was living there!