I love a well crafted cocktail. Just as well thought out and developed as any delicious recipe. I’m going to go as far as saying the new trend is that cocktails will take over the dessert menu.
It’s that time of year that I create a cocktail for my friend Pepper’s New Years Eve Party. I wish I could take all of you to Pepper’s for a dinner party sometime. What a great bunch of people and what a spread this guy puts out. Pepper really knows how to entertain.
As long as I don’t break anything or spill my food, I’m promised an invitation back. My Mom taught me to be on my best behavior when invited to someone’s house. She also taught me to never show up to a party empty handed.
So for this years New Years Eve party I came up with the Nuts on Fire cocktail.
I’ve had this cocktail in my back pocket for a while and I can’t think of a better time to use it than on New Year’s.
I love Frangelico and I don’t think it’s used nearly enough. Except for the usual half gallon that goes into people’s coffee. Otherwise, never.
It’s a damn shame too because it’s a great liqueur. Sweet but not too much, there but not overpowering, old but can still be useful. Like a little old grandma that everyone’s forgotten about.
Rumchata is a no brainer. I love that shit. Bye Baileys! You’re too much. Overpowering, obnoxious, trying too hard to reinvent yourself that you just look absurd and pathetic. You’re like Madonna.
In conclusion, Nuts on Fire is a spicy and sweet little darling to sip on to ring in the New Year. If you don’t have a job like me. Get hammered. We don’t have anywhere to be tomorrow.
Now everyone’s favorite part. This part is totally optional but to get the full effect to the Nuts on Fire drink, is to rub BenGay on your genitals. Again, optional and not recommended and I suggest you don’t do it but after a couple drinks, you know someone will do it. So have a tube handy. There’s always one person who becomes a complete dipshit after a couple drinks.
With that I would like to say from all of us here at Gus Baldwin.
We wish you all the Happiest and Healthiest New Year.
Please, don’t drink and drive. Call your cousin who is just sitting home alone. We all have one.
Nuts on Fire
-Stir over ice and strain into your cocktail glass. I only have one that’s why all my cocktails only go into the same one.