It’s rare that I peruse a men’s clothing catalog, because my husband isn’t a stylin’ kind of guy. Which is fine with me, since I’m not either. We probably often look like a couple of vagrants.
But during the catalog-intense period of time prior to Christmas, I happened to check out a men’s catalog that intrigued me. It’s called Huckberry, and the catalog pages were cute, with photos like this one.
But what got me excited was a cocktail recipe that was in the catalog, called The Dirty Snowman.
It contains cognac and dark beer, neither of which I like. I think it was the chocolate and hazelnut rim on the glass that got my attention!
Here’s the recipe:
The Dirty Snowman
Makes 1 drink
Cocoa nibs and chopped hazelnuts, for garnish (I used chopped bittersweet chocolate)
1/2 ounce simple syrup, plus a little extra for the rim
1 teaspoon cocoa nibs (again, chopped bittersweet chocolate)
1 1/4 ounce cognac
3 ounces dark beer (I used Guinness)
Splash coconut milk (I used freshly whipped cream)
Use simple syrup to rim a glass with the hazelnuts and chocolate.
In a shaker, muddle the 1/2 ounce of simple syrup, and 1 teaspoon of chocolate.
Add the cognac and shake well with ice.
Strain into the rimmed glass, add ice, and top with beer.
They suggest floating a splash of coconut milk on top, which could be tasty, but I preferred to add unsweetened whipped cream.
My husband loved it, and suggested I make some on Christmas eve.
Oh, and it turns out that Huckberry sells much more than men’s apparel. Cute stuff.