Social House’s Yokai is a delicious after-dinner affair
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 (noon)
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
Got milk? Social House at Crystals does. Just when you thought you might not be getting enough wholesome calcium and Vitamin D, Social House General Manager Michael LaPorte presents the Yokai ($14).
This after-dinner cocktail is named after a mystical shapeshifting Japanese creature. And as its namesake portends, watch out. Soothing hints of wood, vanilla, caramel and brown sugar are in fact from Pyrat, Jim Beam and Amaretto. These powerful dark spirits lie subtly beneath enchanting nutmeg and the creaminess of whole milk. Mix up a glass and you have a belly-warming recipe to savor all fall and winter long. Enjoy one after an evening feast at Social House or pair it with ginger snaps for a nightcap at home. It’s the kind of cocktail that just does the body good.
1 ¼ oz. Pyrat rum
¾ oz. Jim Beam bourbon
¾ oz. Disaronno Amaretto
¾ oz. vanilla syrup
4 oz. whole milk
grated nutmeg (garnish)
Method: Add ice and all ingredients to a Boston mixer and shake vigorously. Pour contents into a rocks glass. Top with grated nutmeg.