Morchata

Rich and decadent, this Denver-born cocktail combines two amaros with vanilla and spice.

½ oz. spiced vodka
1 oz. Averna
¾ oz. Ramazotti
¾ oz. Carpano Antica
½ oz. vanilla syrup
1 fresh whole egg (pasteurized if you like)
1 oz. rice milk
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

Combine ingredients with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

Spiced Vodka
20 whole black peppercorns, toasted
2 whole cinnamon sticks, toasted
1 vanilla bean, split
10 whole coffee beans

Combine all ingredients in 1 750-ml. bottle of vodka and let infuse for 1 week. Strain into a glass bottle.

Adam Hodak, Green Russell, Denver