1 oz Jack Daniels
3 oz Advocaat
2 Dashes Angostura bitters (optional)
Mix well & serve straight up or on the rocks
Advocaat, or Advokat, is basically a rich, creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy. Essentially, a very boozy thicker version of Eggnog.
This Dutch egg based liqueur has its origins in South-America in what is now Brazil. In the 17th century Portuguese and Dutch colonists discovered a special treat that was much enjoyed by the original inhabitants of the area, the Tupi Guarani tribe. They called it "Aguacate", a delicious beverage made from and named after the yellow butter-soft flesh of the Avocado.
The Colonists improved the recipe with cane sugar and rum and transformed it into a sweet creamy Avocado liqueur, called Advocaat, the precursor of today's egg liqueur. When the Dutch were expelled from today's Brazil in 1654, they took along the recipe and Avocados. They planted the Avocado trees in their Tropical properties, but were denied the pleasure when at home because Avocados are quite perishable and Avocado Trees will not grow in the cool climate of European latitudes.
People therefore started looking for a substitute for the creamy yellow flesh of the fruit.
A Dutchman finally discovered an excellent ingredient, combining the creamy consistency with a similar yellow color: Egg yolk.
The resourceful gourmet mixed yolk, brandy, sugar, and other fine ingredients into an egg liqueur composition, which was considered equal to the Avocado liqueur in pleasant taste, characteristic flavor, appearance and warming effect.