We admit it: we made this drink simply because the name (inspired by 70s rock ban The Allman Brothers Band) cracked us up. But we’re glad we did – the Almond Brother from Jason Littrell at Death & Co is a masterpiece of flavor and balance.
It calls for such small shares of amaretto and orgeat, but their almond flavors shine through, supported by apricot liqueur and maple syrup, kept from being too sweet by lime and tequila.
Littrell calls for no garnish on the drink, and though we’re garnish junkies, we wholeheartedly agree. The aroma wafting off the top of the Almond Brother is all the decoration it needs to entice and lure you in.
Shake everything with ice, and strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
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- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald