The Dirty Snowman
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.
That would catch my eye too! Looks a great cocktail.
I did taste what was in the straw, and it tasted like Christmas! No idea why.
Mmm. Stylish men and a chocolate cocktail. Happy Christmas!
Definitely!! Hope yours is very merry!
Did you end up liking it? It’s a very festive drink, for sure. :)
Not really! It tasted festive, but i just don’t like the taste of strong alcohol. But my hubs wants me to make them on Christmas Eve! He like the drink.
What a fun drink to make – it’s amazing where we can find recipes. I have found good ones in my gardening catalogs. I use cognac and Guinness in a few of my recipes but never together in a beverage!
It is certainly a unique pairing !
All I can say is Prost and happy holidays to you and your family.
Thank you! I hope your holiday is perfect!
Do you think it’s more of a man’s drink? Although I can’t see most men messing about with chopped Hazelnuts and cocoa nibs!!?! I like cognac and whipped cream but can’t do the taste of any beer. What a dilemma? But I will have to try it – my husband will think I’ve gone quite mad and blame it on Christmas craziness. Oh well!!!
Enjoy the festive season!
Hahahaha! Well then the drink is completely fitting to the season! With the whipped cream it’s probably not a “man’s” drink, but I don’t think it’s completely “girly” either! It’s quite interesting, and tasted like Christmas to me!
This sounds delicious!
Sorry this is late! It was enjoyed more by my husband than myself, but that’s not surprising!
Love that you found this in a catalog! :) I’m not much on the dark beer ingredient but may have to try this Xmas Eve as well!
Nor am I, but it somehow works, if you like the taste of cognac…
It’s amazing where we can inspiration for our recipes- imagine finding a recipe in a men’s clothing catalogue! I am a not a beer-drinker, but this cocktail might suit me, especially if it has chocolate!
I really tasted the blend of flavors, not anything by itself, really. Well maybe the cognac stood out because it’s strong!
I got that catalog too ~ but I didn’t notice the cocktail, I love it!
There was some cute stuff in there, too!
Very festive and very stylish! I love your cocktail and you have give me a great idea. Thank you!
You are so welcome!
hmm yeah not a huge fan of cognac or dark beer (tbh beer in general), but that hazelnut and chocolate rim sounds awesome!!! maybe on a mug of kahlua spiked hot chocolate i’d be more interested (;
Lol – i completely understand!
Just the name got me, lol! I’m not a beer or cognac fan, either, but I might just have to steal that rimming idea for something with kahlua? Gorgeous photos, Mimi.
Good idea. The hazelnut chocolate rim is worth doing, even for milk!
Absolutely love this recipe ! I have to try! Merry Christmas!
Enjoy! Happy New Year!
This sound both uncommon and delicious. And I love the name. One of our local grocers stocks nibs. I think I’ll try this for my Christmas taco party on Friday!
Fun! I just finely chopped good chocolate for better flavor, although it was certainly hard to muddle the chocolate! There’s got to be a better way to make this drink. Oh, my husband said the whipped cream was integral.
What a beautiful drink! Something between dessert and a cocktail… very intriguing.
It tasted much better than I would have predicted! J Merry Christmas Frank!
This looks so good! That looks like a fun catalog too!
It’s very cute!
This looks so good! First time I am hearing of it!
It’s an interesting combination, isn’t it?!!