If cats drank cocktails, the Zoom is what they’d order at the bar. It’s a gentle, simple dessert drink that manages to meld cognac and cream without being cloyingly sweet.
The Zoom comes to us from 1934’s The Artistry of Mixing Drinks by Frank Meier. It is traditionally served with a dusting of chocolate powder, but it’s just as good with chocolate shavings, a drizzle of chocolate syrup on the inside of the glass, a few drops of chocolate bitters – or heck, just serve it with a chocolate bar!
- 2½ parts Cognac or Brandy
- ½ part Sweet cream
- ½ part Milk
- 2 tbsp Honey syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled small cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with chocolate powder or some other form of chocolate.
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- The Artistry Of Mixing Drinks by Frank Meier