Day 13 of our 30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: the Cuban Milkshake
The Cuban Milkshake featured in a cocktail party we had in 2008 to celebrate the leap year. Our ‘buy 365 get 1 free’ bash was so arbitrary that it deserved a cocktail party!
The Cuban Milkshake is that perfect combo of sweet creaminess and alcohol kick that made the good ol’ Brandy Alexander a craze of its time. It’s a nice comforting type of drink that you can curl up with and wait for Friday to come along. It’s a great Thursday drink!
Mind out though – it’s a bit filling, so don’t aim for a big night out with this one. Also, it’s dairy-based, so don’t have a Cuban Milkshake then drink a Coke. Bad things will happen!
Perfect to wind down with or as a substitute (or supplement) to dessert, this cocktail’s rich and delicious!
Here’s how to make the Cuban Milkshake
Here’s what you need:
For each drink
- Single measure of Bacardi
- Single measure of Bailey’s
- ½ measure Mozart’s chocolate cream gold liqueur
- 4 measures of milk
- Chocolate shavings
- Tumbler glass
- Jigger measure, cocktail shaker, potato peeler
Here’s what you do:
- Pour the rum, Bailey’s, chocolate liqueur and milk over ice into the shaker.
- Shake gently – you can even stir it. You can shake it more vigorously, it’ll just give the drink a bubbly texture on top.
- Strain out over ice into the glass.
- Shave chocolate over the surface with the peeler to garnish.
If you don’t have chocolate liqueur, that’s okay – it’s still a delicious drink without it!
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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Oh my goodness…I must try one of these immediately! 😮 BTW I love that colourful heart!
It really is delicious, Lorraine! Oh and we’re thinking about doing a how-to on that heart – it’s become a bit of a celebrity at Romance Media!