The classic Nightcap cocktail is an equal-parts drink containing brandy, anisette and curaçao liqueur. The drink is smooth and slightly foamy as the egg white is shaken with all other ingredients. The Anisette (or Anis) used in the Nightcap recipe is an anise-flavoured liqueur that is popular in most Mediterranean countries. Anisette is sweet in taste and clear in colour.Other variations of a Nightcap are made with bourbon or cream-based liqueurs.Historically, a Nightcap was drunk before bed and would be alcoholic to make a drinker feel warm and help fall asleep. Today milk with honey is also considered a NIghtcap as it can promote a good sleep.
- 30 ml brandy
- 30 ml curacao liqueur
- 30 ml anisette
- 1 egg yolk
- Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with no ice. Dry shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Add some ice and shake again until cold and frosty.
- Strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!