The first time I had a toasted almond
was at a party
hosted by a friend
who had just gone to bartender school
--not so much that he wanted to work as a bartender
, but because he thought it would be cool
. He was like that.
Anyway, I was a little buzzed, and thought a white russian with amaretto in it would be really great. I mean, I put amaretto in coffee before, so this would be an extension of that idea. The perfect drink, I figured, and how clever of me to think it up.
So I describe what I want, and he says, Toasted Almond, and pours and shakes and there I have it. I was a little crestfallen that it wasn't my idea (hey, I was 19), but it was a damn good drink.
Here's a recipe (gratuitously stolen from about.com)
Shake with ice, pour into a Collins glass