I still can’t believe summer is over. It’s getting dark early and I’m getting over a cold and I’m wrapping up three projects at once — it’s really been a blur. But planning for the holidays is fun, and one drink that friends inevitably request at the end of an evening is a dessert drink — a creamy, decadent truffle in a glass.
Mud Slides are yum, but expected, so when G’s friend and creative consultant Leslie suggested a Fog, something she enjoyed with her family at the holidays, we jumped all over it. And we weren’t disappointed. In fact, we were gobsmacked.
|Our Reaction to the FogThis is no ordinary sweet dessert drink. In fact, it’s not really sweet at all. It’s a complex concoction of smoky and creamy flavor — the first sip is an eye opening Wha? Followed by another sip and a Wow. It reminds me of Bourbon Cake, heavy on the bourbon, or maybe Rum Balls that can get you seriously drunk.I’m not a big fan of bourbon, but the Tokyo Fog is now at the top of my dessert cocktails list.I can’t wait to make one for my sister.
|Tokyo Fog (with thanks to Ed&Alex of DrinkaWeekfor digging up this 50s cocktail recipe!)Makes 2 drinks:4 oz. bourbon
4 oz. cold coffee
4 oz. vanilla ice cream
Blend ingredients together. Pour into rocks glasses or cocktail glasses, no ice.
This can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer.
CAUTION: I can’t imagine having more than one of these, but if you do, watch out. It is a bourbon drink, even if it does present itself as an innocent dessert. Chill out after you drink it. Don’t go speeding off with your head in the fog. Ha-ha.