Good Man

Alright, so I’m going to explain the cocktail name, and it’s really not that intricate. “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown,” is the quote from Peanuts. and this cocktail is made with Peanuts, so there ya go! =p

Here’s how it went down —

Good Man
1 oz. Cognac
1.33 oz. Peanut Milk*
.33 oz. Lime Juice
1 Pineapple Ring
Pnch Salt

Muddle pineapple ring, lime, and peanut milk
Add ice and Cognac
Shake
Strain over rocks

I garnished it with a mint sprig for NO REASON.

So, I was going to blend this cocktail, and put it in a coupe and then garnish it with some peanuts in the foam – that would have been sick. However, I was talking and I was in auto-pilot, and did the ol’ muddle and shake, so it isn’t what I wanted, but I didn’t feel like doing it all again and dragging out the blender.

ACTUAL PREPARATION —
All the ingredients
Small scoop of ice (or a handful if you are at home)
Blend
Coupe
Garnish with peanut halves, probably in some sort of flower look.

Notes: For it being my first cocktail in a few months, I was extremely pleased with the outcome. It has everything you need for summertime, and the cognac is just enough that if you had a few, you would definitely feel it. Good notes of sweetness, and very balanced earth-y tones from the peanut milk. The lime finishes it off ever-so-perfectly. Totally worth trying. Peanut Milk recipe below.

Peanut Milk
1 oz. Peanuts
3.5 oz. Water
Blend – strain through cheesecloth or fine strainer
Blend the strained liquid with 3 tsp of sugar

Feel free to leave a comment on what you think about this cocktail, or if you make one, please share your experience here or on Facebook.

Enjoy! See ya next time! =]
Photo Credit: Robbie Brindley

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