Intoxicating Cocktails: Day Four

Though it will be a number of days before I publish this post I am, at this very moment, blissed out on a combination of caramel and butterscotch.  Are there two more magnificent flavors on this earth?  I think not.

Today’s drink?  Maple Butter Kiss.  The name alone makes my eyes roll up in my head a bit.  Combine that drink with a Trader Joe’s Stroopwafel and you have yourself a mighty fine dessert.

What’s a stroopwafel?  It’s a Dutch caramel waffle cookie.  Two thin waffle cookies (think a very thin waffle cone) with caramel (say what??!!!) in the middle.  I do so love Trader Joe’s during the holiday season.  So very many extraordinary delights.

I do believe I’ve hit a home run with cocktail number four, people.  I encourage you to quickly (post-haste!!) acquire these ingredients and mix yourself a creamy, maple-y, butterscotch-y delight.  And, if you live near a Trader Joe’s, go buy yourself some stroopwafel!

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Maple Butter Kiss

(recipe comes straight from our friends at Foodnetwork here)  Recipe makes one drink.

1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
1/4 oz real maple syrup
1 oz half-n-half
fresh ground nutmeg

Pour all of the liquids into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously.  Pour into a martini glass. Top with fresh ground nutmeg.

I highly recommend fresh ground nutmeg.  I am a fan of Penzeys and highly recommend their whole nutmeg.  The scent as it’s run across a micro-planer is yummy and the taste can’t be beat.

After a couple of less than fantastic cocktails I feel like I’m hitting my stride, kids.  It’s only going to get better from here!

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