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Creme de Menthe, Galliano and Dark Brandy make up the Autumn cocktail which is a neat little layered shooter.
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Autumn Leaf Shooter
Welcome to the Sunday Night Shooters edition at Common Man Cocktails I’m your host Derrick Schommer. Today we’re going to create a layered cocktail. This is called the Autumn Leaf Shooter or whatever, Autumn leaf cocktail, shooter thing it’s going to have Galliano, Crème de Menthe and Brandy.
We’re using the Jacques Cardin VSOP, very special old pale I think. Brandy, we’re using your standard Crème de Menthe it’s the green I would stick with green. It doesn’t say which one but I’m going to guess green because you’re going for the leaf of Autumn and if you have leaves in Autumn and you’re not using let’s say pine trees what else hasn’t do it a palm trees.
Listen, if you’ve got palm trees, I don’t even want any complains because that’s awesome. So we have trees at leaves that fall of our trees. So they get these in the Autumn even. Smells so good. It’s like an anis, black licorice type thing. So you’re going to get that color it’s going to be layered so let’s layered up I’ll show you what it looks like.
And what we’re going to do is, It’s cost for half ounce of each. It depends on your shot glass. I’m using this one because it’s cool and everybody’s jealous that I have it. And what happens with this one is, I start to run out of room when it gets too fall. So I’m just making this up as I go along and that really means, I’m not going to do half ounce, half ounce, half ounce. So it’s going to be Crème de Menthe Galliano which is the yellow one. I need the strainer or not strainer, what is things called? A spoon for layering.
So what we’ll do is layer the yellow on top of the green and that requires some excellent precision on my part, actually it’s not that bad. The Galliano layers extremely well on top of the Crème De Menthe. And then the brandy is very much the same, hard lines. you could splash if you want softer lines I think. It really do like to layer well though.
So you may have a hard time breaking those layers. The end result may look something like this. It’s got extremely fine lines, no blurriness at all. These alcohols definitely hate each other so they layer perfectly and if you think about it, it kinds of look like a Fall, you got a green kind of the yellow and then the brown tips as it starting to die. I love half fall makes it look like, Fall is all about death. This even sounds bad. Fall, Autumn whatever.
So now, these are unlikely candidates I would have never thought of pairing Brandy with Crème the Menthe and throw up some Galliano on there and I haven’t had this you had this, you think it’s okay you like it? It’s going to be minty. So if you hate mint you’re going to hate this. Let’s give it a try.
I love mint. It taste like those little mint candies, those white ones maybe even them — some paper mint. It is an abundance of mint, smoothness of brandy, like the after effect you still — the mint just encroaches your mouth but you get a little of that warm brandy like. it makes me think eggnog, brandy and eggnog. I love brandy eggnog, maybe we should that as an episode, kind of boring but fun.
Also which I didn’t do, you could do with this one if you are into it as you can throw us nutmeg. I didn’t remember to put in the nutmeg. But you could dash a little nutmeg on top which makes me think eggnog.
I don’t taste a lot of Black liquorice. So if you’ve always been kind of averted to the Black liquorice flavor. This might be good introduction, just to see if you taste it at all they pair them well, odd. Definitely odd there’s no doubt, it’s different very minty.
So maybe this is a mint tends to be a holiday thing. Peppermint and Christmas and Hanukkah. So there you go, that is your Sunday Night shooter, I’m your host Derrick Schommer for everydaydrinkers.tv we’re teaching you how to drink.