I’m not sure about the name, but it’s better than the scurrilous suggestions I got on Facebook…
The other night I craved a sweet, dessert kind of cocktail, and for some reason this cocktail invented itself.
The Golden Quartz
- 1.5 oz vanilla vodka, preferably homemade
- .75 oz pecan liqueur
- .75 crème de cacao
Stir with ice, strain into a coupe. No garnish, no bitters.
It’s sweet but not cloying, with a nice layering of the vanilla, chocolate, and nuttiness.
Take one or two vanilla beans and split them down the middle. Plunk them into a bottle of vodka and let sit for 7–10 days, testing after one week. Remove the beans. You can strain the seeds out through a coffee filter, but you can leave them in as well.
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 edited to change the name, in fact, from Amber Quartz to Golden Quartz