“It’s called Original & Best Since 1906 because that’s the corn flakes slogan and because there are cornflakes in the cocktail,” says The Garret Nolita’s Beverage Director Grant Wheeler explains.
“The cocktail is essentially a corn-heavy riff on a traditional Brazilian cocktail called the Batida. We sub traditionally used condensed or coconut milk for Oat Milk which we soak in Kellogg’s cornflakes, and we split the traditional Cachaça base with bourbon, which is by law, at least 51% corn. The cocktail gains a bit of sweetness not-so-uncommon cereal additions banana and cacao, and gains some depth from familiar Batida spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla syrup. The cocktail is garnished with a sprinkle Corn Flakes and dehydrated strawberries, just like the photo on the box.”
The Original & Best Since 1906
- .25 oz. Tempus Fugit Cacao
- .5 oz. Heaven Hill Bourbon
- 1 oz. Yaguara Cachaça
- .25 oz. House Made Spice Syrup (Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg)
- 1.5 oz. Cornflake Soaked Oat Milk*
- Cornflakes (for Garnish)
- Dehydrated Strawberries (for Garnish)
Preparation: Add all ingredients, save for the garnish, to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a camper cup with 2-3 ice cubes. Garnish with a sprinkle of cornflakes and one or two strawberry pieces.
*Cornflake Soaked Oat Milk
Soak Corn Flakes in oat milk at a 1:4 ratio by volume.