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Enlarge this imageThe Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles cocktail is served in a Santa Claus mug at Miracle on Seventh Street, a pop-up holiday cocktail bar in Washington, D.C. The cocktail contains butter-washed vodka, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, hazelnut liqueur, half-and-half and salt. https://www.anaheimside.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/albert-pujols-jersey It’s served with a little ball of egg-free cookie dough as garnish.Becky Harlan/NPRhide captiontoggle captionBecky Harlan/NPRThe Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles cocktail is served in a Santa Claus mug at Miracle on Seventh Street, a pop-up holiday cocktail bar in Washington, D.C. The cocktail contains butter-washed vodka, coffee liqueur, creme de cacao, hazelnut liqueur, half-and-half and salt. It’s served with a little ball of egg-free cookie dough as garnish.Becky Harlan/NPREven in a season spiked with boozy specialties such as eggnog, glgg and hot buttered rum, a cookie dough cocktail might strike the casual drinker as … well … slightly gro s. «Well, it’s delicious,» says Paul Taylor stoutly. Taylor is a mixologist who works for three restaurants in Washington, D.C., all lined up next to each other in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Shaw. The restaurants close over the holidays and reopen as one combined Christmas-themed bar called Miracle on Seventh Street. It’s a wildly popular pop-up conceit that draws standing-room-only crowds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Make no mistake. The crowds come for the cocktails as much as for the whimsical decor. (This year’s themes include «Stranger Things,» a nod to the hit Netflix show, as well as the country of Iceland and «Goats in Sweaters.») And the cocktail names refer to holiday movies such as Elfand Adam Sandler’s song «Put On a Yarmulke» that cocktail is intended to evoke orange and chocolate flavors, with ingredients such as Armagnac, creme de cacao and Boker’s Bitters. The cocktails have been getting a lot of attention — none more than the Xmas cookie cocktail, officially named «Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles.» Enlarge this imageThe decor at Miracle on Seventh Street is full-on holiday kitsch, including images of Ralphie from the cla sic movie A Xmas Story, Barb from the Netflix show Stranger Things and a narwhal wearing a Santa hat.Becky Harlan/NPRhide captiontoggle captionBecky Harlan/NPRThe decor at Miracle on Seventh Street is full-on holiday kitsch, including images of Ralphie from the cla sic movie A Xmas Story, Barb from the Netflix show Stranger Things and a narwhal wearing a Santa hat.Becky Harlan/NPRTaylor and his staff dreamed it up by riffing on a more familiar drink: the White Ru sian. «And how do we get to the cookie flavor?» he recalled. «Well, what does a cookie taste like? Butter. Brown sugar.»So, they combined a rich simple syrup, made with brown sugar, with vodka washed with butter. Yes, we’re talking butter-washed vodka. Taylor says the technique, known as fatwashing, is actually fairly simple. «We melt the butter down, put the butter in the vodka, stir it up, let it sit for about four hours, then put it into the freezer, » he explained, pointing to this video that shows how to combine then separate alcohol and butter. «It’s about keeping your proportions to the right amounts,» he continued. «The butter hardens on https://www.anaheimside.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/reggie-jackson-jersey top. We let it infuse overnight and then we pull all the butter out and we strain it very, very https://www.anaheimside.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/rod-carew-jersey finely. And so you have vodka that e sentially tastes like butter.» Enlarge this imagePaul Taylor makes the «Put on a Yarmulke» cocktail, which contains Armagnac, walnut liqueur, creme de cacao, bitters and lemon.Becky Harlan/NPRhide captiontoggle captionBecky Harlan/NPRPaul Taylor makes the «Put on a Yarmulke» cocktail, which contains Armagnac, walnut liqueur, creme de cacao, bitters and lemon.Becky Harlan/NPRThis butter-flavored spirit is shaken together over ice with coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, creme de cacao, half-and-half and salt. «The most important ingredient in baking cookies is salt,» says Taylor. «At least for me.» The result is served in a Santa-shaped mug with a little ball of raw cookie dough skewered and served as garnish. (Two important points: The drink itself isn’t a particularly appealing color, so it’s best served in a nontransparent gla s, and the cookie dough is concocted specifically without eggs, to avoid giving the gift of salmonella.) Taylor says Miracle on Seventh Street serves close to 3,000 of these cocktails every week. «I’ll probably be Xmas cocktailed out by New Year’s, to be completely honest,» he admitted. To celebrate 2017, he says, he plans to switch to champagne. VIDEO: Paul Taylor shows us how to make the holiday cocktails Put On A Yarmulke and Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles.Snow Angels, Ice Skating, Cookie Dough & Snuggles 1 ounce butter vodka (See this video for details) 1/4 ounce Frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur 1/4 ounce creme de cacao 1/2 ounce rich simple syrup (one part brown sugar to two parts water) 1 ounce half-and-half 1/4 ounce coffee liqueur Pinch of salt Shake with ice and strain.

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