Barbary Coast

Barbary Coast Cocktail
Gin, Scotch and rum combine for a delightful Barbary Coast cocktail with the slightest hint of chocolate and cream. Rob Palmer/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

The Barbary Coast has a truly unique flavor that, while it may not be to everyone's liking, is the reason to give this interesting cocktail a try. The sweet ingredients create a smooth, creamy base while the gin and Scotch add the character the drink needs for balance. Without the characteristics of those two ingredients the Barbary Coast would be boring and just another overly-sweet drink.

One thing that I do recommend is to use a Scotch with a more subtle character like those from the ​Lowland or Highland regions. Any of the heavily peated Scotches will be too much of a contrast to the gin in particular.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.