Photography by: Antonis Achilleos
Yield: 1 drink
From: “Spice & Ice – 60 tongue-tingling cocktails,” Kara Newman
This excerpt from her book describes her drink: “On a spicy scale of 1 to 10, the heat in this dessert-like drink rates….a big fat zero. Until you add the chipotle-cocoa rim. With this one easy but impressive touch, the spice level soars anywhere from a 7 up to a sizzling 10! I recommend using a two-to-one cocoa powder to chipotle ratio, but use the chipotle solo if you dare.”
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 Tablespoon chipotle powder
¾ ounces amaretto
1/2 ounce Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
1 ounce light cream
To rim the glass: moisten the rim with amaretto. Combine cocoa and chipotle powders in a small dish or shallow bowl. Carefully dip the rim of the glass into the powder mix to coat.
Shake together amaretto and Kahlua over ice; strain into an old-fashioned glass half-filled with ice. Gently pour cream over the back of a spoon to create a cream “float” on top without disturbing the rest of the drink.