Thursday, October 3, 2013

Orange is the New Black: Stout Float

There's a scene in Orange is the New Black that really stood out for me. Early on during her stay, Piper befriends another inmate and the two share root beer floats. The simplicity of the actions, but the complexity of their meaning and impact were a stark contrast. I think it gets to everything that we've been taught to expect from prison based on what we see in TV and movies, as compared to the realities that actually exist.

For my take on the cocktail for this book, I made stout floats. Not every stout is a good one to use with ice cream. Look for something that will be a little bit sweeter. An oatmeal stout is good, as are vanilla or chocolate stouts. The Big Guy and I tried two different stouts and each liked one better, so there's definitely some personal preference involved. Don't be afraid to experiment with this one!

Vanilla Ice Cream
Stout (We used Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti by Great Divide and Bona Fide Russian Imperial Stout by 4 Hands Brewing)

Scoop ice cream into a glass. Pour stout over ice cream. Enjoy!

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