Okay, this is a bit of a strange one. Right off the bat, i’ll tell you now: It’s delicious and super easy to drink. However, the reason – in my humble opinion – why it is so easy to drink is that there are 6 ounces of milk in it. Yes, there’s 4 ounces of booze too, but my god that is a lot of milk for anyone outside of nursery school. If you’re like me and love milk, or indeed anything dairy, then I suspect you will enjoy this too – but it’s not exactly the most elegant of drinks.
It’s slightly messy and a bit childish, but I can’t help but think that’s part of the appeal. This is the type of drink that’s reserved for when you’re at home having a cracking night in, probably watching TV or playing board games, and you fancy something a bit boozy to just top it all off. I would make some sort of joke about it being legen-DAIRY, but I won’t go there. Even though I kind of did. Moving swiftly on!
It’s also the sort of drink that is ideal for someone who doesn’t like strong beverages but wants to join in the festivities without resorting to alcohol-free drinks. Nothing wrong with alcohol-free, but sometimes you want that nice warming feeling that alcohol can give you without having the aftertaste.
The Butterfinger is also a very long drink which means if you’re doing something like, say, playing a drinking game or you don’t feel like getting up to refresh your drink often it could be ideal in those scenarios too. Really, it has a lot of versatility as well as yumminess so don’t let the fact that it’s milk heavy get you down. Give it a whirl, and see if you enjoy it as much as we did.
Yes, we had to use a wine glass. No, I regret nothing.
♦ 2 ounces butterscotch or salted caramel liqueur
♦ 1 ½ ounces Baileys
♦ 6 ounces milk
♦ ½ chocolate liqueur, or if you want something a bit sweeter, chocolate syrup.
Shake all the ingredients except for the chocolate liqueur together and strain into a chilled glass. Then, gently pour the chocolate liqueur around the edge of the glass to create a droplet effect. Enjoy!