Chatham Hotel Special
A primarily after-dinner spirit made from distilling wine. Generally containing 35-60% ABV and generally aged in wooden casks. Cognac is a famous example of a brandy (produced in the Cognac region of France).
The cheapest and most common type of port. After fermentation it is kept in steel tanks to prevent aging. Any coloring is articically added.
The butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization, contains more than 35% milk fat. Also called single/double cream and whipping cream, although these may also add thickening agents making them less useful for mixing in cocktails. This is used as a foaming agent and for fat-washing in cocktails.
A dark brown or clear chocolate-flavored liqueur made from the cacao seed. Crème refers to the creamy texture, but actually contains no dairy. Usually 20-25% ABV.
Shake with ice until chilled. Strain into a small cocktail glass. #shake #straight
A dessert cocktail from the Chatham hotel, NYC, circa 1920s.