Night Cap Cocktail Recipe

Classic Nightcap Cocktail
Smooth and soothing, the classic Nightcap is a great way to end the day. Foodcollection RF/Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

The Night Cap is another fun find from in W.C. Whitfield's 1939 Just Cocktails bartending guide. It is very simple to remember: equal parts brandy, anisette, and curacao with an egg yolk. The mix of flavors is quite intriguing and very fitting for a cocktail from that era.

Anisette is called for in the original recipe, though many of us do not keep it in stock, so you can use any of the other anise-flavored liqueurs such as absinthe in its place.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice) vigorously.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously again.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.