So, since schools here in Michigan are closed for the rest of this school year, let’s drink.
This is Flapjack Cocktail!
So, since this has been a heck of a day, we decided to get crazy and use maple syrup instead of just simple syrup. Simple syrup is basically sugar water. We could have easily made it, but this way seemed more fun. Plus, maple syrup in a Flapjack Cocktail? How could that be more perfect?
“I just…I can’t get behind this. It tastes too much like chicken and morels.”
The Verdict: No Flapjacks
From The Testing Notes –
First off, this didn’t taste like pancakes. And it wasn’t just because we didn’t use sugar syrup. If you have ever made a savory dish with sherry and cream before, there is no way that you will be able to drink this without thinking that the next taste in your mouth will be chicken or a mushroom or pasta. Maybe if you make a dessert with sherry in it, then this drink would at least have a chance with your tastbuds. Second, drinking this is kind of a waste, because you are consuming the basis of a really good dinner dish. Just toss it into a pan and you are halfway to dinner. Also, you totally couldn’t taste the maple flavor, it just tasted sweet, so we probably should have gone with the simple syrup. Maybe if you don’t normally cook savory dishes sherry and you enjoy drinking cream, then this is the drink for you!
I bet this would be good with vodka instead of sherry, and a splash of Frangelico?
Former pastry sous chef here. I know you already know this, but for those readers who do not. Simple Syrup is equal parts water and sugar, cooked in a pot on the stove – careful not to boil. The longer the sugar/water cooks, the darker the syrup will become, making the flavor more robust. For cocktails, you want a lighter/clear simple syrup.
I like the suggestion @Kerry Jean made re: Frangelico. 🙂
Dry sherry has a different flavor profile from a sweet sherry or cream sherry. My guess is that if you had used cream sherry it would have been better.
I know. Stupid virus! We should probably give this one another shot when we can go out to the store again.
Yes! Thank you!
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Cream sherry with 1/2 the amount of maple syrup is not bad.