This dessert-y cocktail is from the shiny-new updated edition of The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, by Frank Caiafa, who helms the Peacock Alley bar inside the famed hotel. (PS, this is a book I am truly enjoying and recommend, and not only because it includes a large number of equal-parts drinks). It’s an improved version of a Peacock Alley original called the Banshee.
The drink is “inspired by the Presidential Suite (Room 35A),” Caiafa writes, “and the ghosts whose presence I (almost) felt.”
Frank Caiafa, The Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book
1 oz.Tuthilltown Hudson New York corn whiskey
1 oz. Tempus Fugit creme de cacao
1 oz. Giffard Banane du Bresil (creme de banana)
1 oz. heavy cream
Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and shake well. Fine strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with small chocolate curls or shavings for garnish.