In honor of our watching Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra: The Secret Life of Liberace with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon – both of whom are amazing – I figured we needed a cocktail. After typing in: “Liberace Cocktail” to Google I found many posting for the same cocktail. So I had to make it, right? Well my hangover today would say NO, but everything is easier in hindsight.
The Liberace Cocktail
In a shoot glass pour 1/3 ounce of Kahlua, now you want this to layer so using the back of a bar spoon (or any spoon really) slowly pour 1/3 ounce of Whole Milk then follow with 1/3 ounce of 151 Proof rum. In truth I didn’t really measure I used about the same amount of Milk and Kahlua and a little less of the very, very, strong Rum. If your layering doesn’t work just let it sit for a few minutes and the layers will become more distinct. The final flourish is to light the drink on fire – every recipe I said calls for at least 10 seconds of flame. It really does strike me as a 70’s drink – layer, flambéed and then shot – sweet and creamy yet with a wicked bunch.