Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Tommyknocker

Before it was an atrocious novel by Stephen King, Tommyknockers were the spirits of miners that had died in a collapsed mine, scratching at the dirt walls of their prison, trying to escape even after death. I don't know about you, but this sort of history makes me quite thirsty.

The Tommyknocker is much more pleasant than being buried alive, but gains its name from the manner in which it is served. Mixing the drink ingredients together as described creates a creamy, almost muddy substance, which is poured over ice cubes, "burying" them in the drink.

The Tommyknocker

1 ounce Créme de Menthe (Green)
1 ounce Amaretto
1 ounce Coffee Liqueur
1 ounce Dark Rum
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

Combine ingredients in shaker and shake until ice cream is melted and all contents are well mixed. Pour over large ice cubes.

Until we meet again, live well and long.

Bruce Kingsford is a regular contributor to this publication, and as such can be forgiven some of his more annoying proclivities, such as reading Stephen King books and naming drinks after them. This column appears every Thursday (except for this one, of course).

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