July 17, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
1 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. Galliano
1/4 oz. crème de cacao (white)
Shake with ice in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass.
I neglected to ask which vodka was used; probably Enchanted Rock. Also, the crème de cacao was of the brown variety, instead of white. I’m not sure if there’s any difference besides color between the two. This drink is another Alexander-type cocktail, which have all been lovely except for Alexander’s Sister (blech). This version may be my favorite. With the Galliano, it had just a hint of licorice that played very nicely with the chocolate of the c.d.c. The neutral vodka lifted everything without overpowering.
Liquore Galliano L’Autentico, known more commonly as Galliano, is a sweet herbal liqueur, created in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari of Livorno, Tuscany and named after Giuseppe Galliano, an Italian hero of the First Italo–Ethiopian War. Its vivid yellow color symbolizes the Gold Rushes of the 1890s.Galliano has numerous natural ingredients, including vanilla, star anise, Mediterranean anise, ginger, citrus, juniper, musk yarrow, and lavender. Neutral alcohol is infused with the pressings from the herbs except vanilla. The liquid is distilled and then infused with pressed vanilla. It’s this vanilla top note that distinguishes Galliano from other anise-flavored liqueurs such as Sambuca, Pernod, or Anisette.
Huli pau! (Hawiian)