Sunday, March 15, 2009

a classic 1870's cocktail at Spur

Here’s one coffee drink that’s not a coffee drink at all.

On our dessert menu, you’ll find the “Coffee Cocktail” which first appeared in recipe form back in 1887 in Jerry Thomas’ The Bar-Tender's Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks book.

It looks like an after dinner coffee drink when in actuality it’s a delicious marriage of cognac, ruby port and egg. Watching David Nelson whip one up is a mouth-watering affair indeed.

Photo by Kat for Spur.

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