Garden & Gun (February/March 2014)
Feb. 1. 10:15 p.m.
Hazy. Boisterous. Overturned chairs. By this point in the night, we still have at least 10 people in our apartment.
This happened (and the paparazzi were there...).
Shouldn't we have had dinner by now? Oh right, we ordered food. But how long ago was that?
One thing's for certain: Tipsy was a long time ago.
We need a nightcap like we need a hole in the head, but we soldier on to our final drink. (For you, Bittens! For you.)
We're not huge fans of creamy nightcaps. Drinks made with Bailey's and Carolans and Kaluha -- they're just not our thing. They're too thickly sweet and cloying for our tastes.
The After Midnight is a nice alternative. It's still plenty rich, with half-and-half and crème de cacao. But it's not as sickly sugary as other nightcaps can be.
Would we make this again? Probably not.
Would we recommend it to you? Sure, if you like nightcaps in the creamy-sweet family.
Do we totally 100% even remember drinking this drink? We're choosing not to answer that question.
Just as we pour these cocktails, Thai delivery arrives. Our guests scarf it down, quickly, voraciously. We eat as if we have never eaten before. And then we ever-so-politely kick everyone out.
Seven Southern cocktails later, this party is a wrap.