Let Me See Your Tootsie Roll
So hey, I’m in a REAL book club. I know, right! I didn’t think they existed either. I figured it was code for ‘women getting together to chat and drink wine.’ Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting much discussion on the actual book of the month but I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into our host’s home and she had her well-read copy of the book in her hands, the movie playing on the (huge) TV in the living room and the soundtrack streaming on the home stereo system. Tiffany was ready to talk! Her points sparked loads of conversation and debate. I sat back and thought about just how cool that really was.
The book was Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I won’t spoil it for you if you’ve never read it, but let’s just say it is very intense. To help lighten the mood, I pulled out one of the recipes I got from Jake Wesley Stewart – bartender extraordinaire – to keep things sweet. Again, I didn’t have any of his measurements so this is the combo I worked out. I made a few adjustments to his recipe because I wasn’t able to get my hands on some of the ingredients.
Tootsie Roll by Jake Wesley Stewart, adapted by Parsley Sage (changes in red)
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You will need:
1 oz vodka
2 oz Kahlua
1 tbsp hot cocoa powder
3 oz coffee
5 oz cream soda
dollop of whipped cream
- Combine vodka, kahlua, cocoa powder and coffee
- Shake and pour over ice
- Top with cream soda and whipped cream
|JWS and his world famous Tootsie Roll