BLT’s Double Barrel cocktail float is pure adult nostalgia
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 (5:12 p.m.)
The Double Barrel is a childhood favorite, matured with Jack Daniels Old No. 7.
There’s a new sharpshooter in town. Yup, BLT Burger’s Double Barrel ($12) will take you down with a sweet Kentucky drawl and a sharp bite that stings like a rattlesnake. This is a root beer float not suitable for children, developed by Richard Breitkreutz and introduced to the menu at the Mirage burger joint early last fall. IBC root beer, an all-American favorite since 1919, anchors the cocktail with classic spice, while Häagen-Dazs vanilla smooths the carbonation into a velvety cream. Finally, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 gives this grown-up float a smoky kick, caramel notes and a lil’ bit of cowboy-stomping yeehaw. Head to BLT to try it with one of chef Laurent Tourondel’s burgers or whip up a batch of Double Barrels for entertaining at home. Preparation is simple, and the taste is a sure shot crowd-pleaser.
6 oz. IBC root beer
2 scoops Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream
1.5 oz. Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7
Method: Pour 4 oz. root beer into tall glass. Add 2 scoops of ice cream, then Jack Daniel’s and top with the remaining 2 oz. of root beer. Garnish with straws.
Chef Laurent Tourondel brings his own version of the burger joint, featuring an upscale take on the American meat and bun combo with connoisseur toppings and sides. And while you're waiting, you can enjoy a milkshake, or even a beer, a cocktail or a spiked milkshake or adult float.
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