Welcome to part one of Monster Cocktails, a new feature about what happens when (potentially good) cocktails go bad.
First up, The Cowgirl. It’s a sexy sounding drink, consisting of peach schnapps and Baileys. Here it is:
That’s what it’s supposed to look like, anyway. The layered effect is achieved by pouring the Baileys on to a bar spoon placed over the peach schnapps [perhaps pouring the Schnapps onto the Baileys would make a Reverse Cowgirl?]. I didn’t have a bar spoon (or indeed the exact right kind of glass), but how different can a bar spoon be to a normal teaspoon? Oh.
My effort turned out like this. It looks cool as hell; like a brain floating in a jar but… you couldn’t serve that to someone.
I drank it anyway, but I was only getting the schnapps at first – which I actually enjoyed. The Baileys just kept itself to itself, well away from the lip of the glass. You may remember from an earlier story that I can’t drink peach schnapps anymore… well that turned out to be false. It’s just that I hadn’t tried.
After a while I decided to bring the Baileys into the party, and mixed it up with my finger, but it just kind of congealed into a creamy pink sperm that had to be drunk in lumps and chewed. That killed off any enjoyment, and made me feel perhaps like I was the cowgirl…
I’m including a picture of the recipe for you, so please give this drink a go. Even if it goes wrong, it only costs a little bit of peach schnapps and little bit of Baileys (or Aldi’s Ballycastle) and if you could post the results on here, that would be great.