The String of Pearls is a sweet, smooth, dare my drinking friends say “cozy” after-dinner drink to serve on a night you’re staying in with a movie on TCM. They also might fit alongside the Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Horse’s Neck at a 1940’s Prohibition-themed party. The creme de cacao and the half-and-half pretty much sweep any alcoholic bite right out of the glass, so be careful. They go down fast.
Those who aren’t sure how they feel about the actual drink may perk up when they realize that in order for them to be made, Hershey kisses must be on standy somewhere near the bar.
And if you’re feeling a little bit sassy, go ahead and drop another 1/2 oz. of Bailey’s or a dash of Kahlua or Tia Mari. Then throw a little Shirley Bassey, Dean Martin or Franck Pourcel onto the hi-fi and you’ve got all you need to spark up a passion-filled evening!
The String of Pearls Cocktail
- 1 1/2 cups of cracked ice or 6 ice cubes
- 1 1/2 ounces of vodka
- 1/2 ounce white creme de cacao
- 1/2 ounce of half and half
- 1 chocolate kiss or chocolate-covered coffee bean
- SERVES ONE
Fill a cocktail shaker with the ice and then add the vodka, creme de cacao and half-and-half. Shake vigorously to blend and chill
Place the chocolate kiss in the bottom of a chilled martini glass. Strain the mixture into the glass and serve