The Flight of the Cacao Cocktail

The Flight of the Cacao Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of The Black Grouse

The Flight of the Cacao cocktail.

What do you get when you hand a bottle of the new Black Grouse whiskey to a proclaimed New York City mixologist and say, "Make me what you will"? A fantastic tasting cocktail. Frank Cisneros of the Gin Palace whipped up this sweet cocktail that highlights the whiskey's smokiness with a bit of citrus and — you guessed it — crème de cacao. 

Ingredients

  • 2  Ounces  The Black Grouse
  • 1  Ounce  lemon juice
  • 1/2  Ounce  housemade frenadine
  • 1/2  Ounce  Crèeme de Cacao

Directions

Shake and strain into a coupe.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
11mg
1%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Phosphorus, P
33mg
5%
Sodium, Na
12mg
1%
Water
82g
3%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.