The Basement Milk Cocktail

Rum, Frangelico and Calvados meet sweetened cream for a milky cocktail with an adult twist. Serve in a small milk bottle for an extra sip of nostalgia.
Photo by Aaron Graubart

Courtesy The Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa, Switzerland.

For fans of classic Alpine mountain backdrops, look to the resort towns of St. Moritz and Arosa, where the Tschuggen Grand Hotel is located.

In Tschuggen’s rec room-like basement lounge (hence the drink name), this fortifying nightcap evokes the feeling of a sweetened glass of milk with an adult twist. It’s even served in a small glass-milk bottle, enlivened by a red-and-white striped straw.

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Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces aged rum
  • 1½ ounces Frangelico liqueur
  • ¾ ounce Calvados (apple brandy)
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ¾ ounce vanilla extract
  • 1½ ounces cream
  • 3 ounces apple juice
Directions

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well, then strain into glass milk bottle or Collins glass. Serve with colorful straw.

Published on November 24, 2017
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of Shake.Stir.Sip.: 40 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts (Chronicle Books, 2016) as well as ROAD SODA: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere (Dovetail Press, 2017). Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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