Peanuty Flip, Royal Salute & Glam Shots
I ask almost every distiller I meet the same question: Have you ever thought about making a peanut liqueur? Americans are crazy about the flavor, whether in PB&J or as a satay dipper. Obviously, others have had the same thought; we now have Castries Peanut Rum Crème Liqueur, and now, the Peanut Board has put together a mixology program. They offer a peanut rum infusion recipe as well as some cocktail recipes. Here’s one:
Creamy Rye Flip
Courtesy of Kimble Knight
2 ½ ounces rye whiskey
3/8 ounces Cherry Kijafa
3/8 ounces Grand Marnier
3/16 ounces Chambord
3/8 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. raw sugar
1 egg white
2 dashes orange bitters
Cinnamon for garnish
Build ingredients in the pint glass and add ice; shake vigorously for two minutes and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a light dust of cinnamon on the side of glass.
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