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February 13, 2011

#44: Almond Enjoy

1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Dark Creme de Cacao
1 oz Cream of Coconut
Combine in a serving glass filled with ice, fill with milk or cream, shake.

An alcohol-based liquid Almond Joy in a glass. Does it get any better? A tip to the wise: do not sniff nail polish before tasting this, or you really won't get the flavor of the coconut at all. That's what my wife was doing when she tried this, and she couldn't figure out why this was named an Almond Enjoy.

I couldn't remember which candy bar was which, the Mounds or the Almond Joy, so we had to sing the song from the commercial to remind ourselves.

I thought that the coconut flavor was almost too strong, in an already overly sweet drink. Tom Hanks in Castaway would have thought there was too much coconut to be honest. I don't think you would need dessert after dinner if you ordered this. In fact it is a good replacement for dessert (for those of us counting calories). Enjoy!

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