Almond Joy

 

Almond Joy

Don't you love it when a cocktail mimics something (a favorite ice cream, a dessert, or in this case a candy bar) so closely that you would swear that the item was simply pureed with a shot of vodka.  When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it.  It took me back years to their old commercial promoting Almond Joy and their nutless companion Mounds with the "Sometimes you feel like a nut....sometimes you don't" campaign. ;o)  In any case, it's an easy to make, and great tasting, after dinner drink.  If you like the candy bar, then you'll love the Almond Joy cocktail.  Give it a try!


Ingredients

1 oz. Malibu Rum
1 oz. Amaretto
1 oz. Dark Creme de Cacao (Light will work too)
2 oz. Half & Half (or any coffee creamer)
Garnish with Chocolate shavings


Directions

Combine all the liquid ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker.  Shake well, and strain into your favorite cocktail glass.  Run a piece of semi-sweet chocolate across a grater over the top of the cocktail, add a couple of sipping straws, and there you have it...the Almond Joy cocktail.  Enjoy!