"Remember the thrill of the ice-cream truck chiming down your street every summer as a kid? Now you can sit on the porch, sipping this smooth, ice-cream sandwich cocktail instead, and skip the line at the truck."
1 ½ ounces dark rum
1 ounce chocolate vodka
½ ounce creme de cacao
¼ ounce Kahlúa
¾ ounce egg whites
1 dash vanilla extract
Glass: coupe or martini
Garnish: orange zest or sandwich cookie crumbs
In a shaker, pour in all the ingredients and shake for about a minute, maybe more, to ensure the egg whites will not separate from the mixture. The egg whites give the beverage a rich, creamy texture and an enticing foamy cap.
Add ice cubes and shake for another minute to chill the concoction.
Strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with a few shavings of orange zest or, for a throwback to childhood, a sprinkling of finely ground sandwich cookies, but not the filling. The cookie part tastes a lot like the outside of an ice-cream sandwich.