The Interpreter


  1. 2 ounces whiskey
  2. 1 ounce frangelico
  3. 2 ounces heavy cream
  4. 1 teaspoon sweet vermouth
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Dash of orange bitters
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How to Make It

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill it ¾ of the way with ice. Shake well, pour it into a chilled glass, and enjoy. (Or, just put whatever the hell you want in it and act like you know what you’re doing.)

Why We Like It

Nelson Mandela’s memorial service may have been the week’s biggest event, but the news that came from it was less than somber. First, a photo of President Obama posing for a selfie with UK and Denmark officials went viral. Then, we learned that, yep, the sign language interpreter was totally just nonsensically flailing his hands around — a much more egregious offense than a funeral selfie, as far as I’m concerned. So, in the spirit of making shit up, I decided to create an interpretation of a product I’ve actually never tried: Amarula. It’s a South African cream liqueur that doesn’t seem to be available in my neck of the woods. I might be way off on the flavor profile, but my made-up cocktail is still a delicious, creamy, boozy drink that’s just a little sweet and quite strong. Put back a few of these, and maybe you’ll think you can sign, too.

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