The Sunflower Highball has all the charm and boundless joy of a floppy Golden Labrador puppy. A nearly-forgotten classic from Dale DeGroff, it’s a simple drink with a sweet, sunny disposition and nearly no alcohol flavor (despite the fact that we’ve nudged the vodka measure up just a tad from the original, to balance the sweetness).
DeGroff calls for Licor 43, but you can use any vanilla liqueur you like – Navan and Tuaca would be lovely, for example. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, feel free to use a vanilla or dessert-flavored vodka.
Build in an ice-filled tall glass in the order given. Garnish with a dusting of freshly-ground nutmeg.
- The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff