The name AMBER CLOUD does not invoke any good images for me. Thoughts of Agent Orange or…I should probably just stop there. Cognac and Galliano sounds like someone had too many AMBASSADORS and started to play around in the liquor cabinet. Nothing like taking a beautifully aged brandy and mixing it with an herbaceous anise-vanilla liqueur. Actually that doesn’t sound too bad and once again Eric and I push reason aside grasp onto hope.
1.5 oz. cognac (Hennessy)
2 Tbs. Galliano
Combine with ice, shake well. Pour over crushed ice.
Nope. The drink looks great but the Cognac and the Galliano are like a cheating couple in a bitter divorce battle.
Eric: “Ughhh, amber cloud…”
Me: “The name must mean what your brain feels like after having one too many of these.”
With that last statement I think the AMBER CLOUD is perfectly named. It’s an avoidable drink.
Scores: Eric 1.5 “The .5 is because my crushed ice looks so good,” Brian 2.5 2.