It turns out that the Buzzard’s Breath is made with amaretto, coffee liqueur, and peppermint schnapps. I was both relieved and surprisingly disappointed that there was no carrion in the recipe. I guess the buzzard that inspired this drink lived somewhere with access to almonds, coffee, and mints. The best I can tell is that it must be from near the
airport. It is right next to a Mentos factory and, like every other place in Cincinnati , there are plenty of Starbucks around. There are no almond trees nearby, but I’m sure they sell them for $8 a bag at the airport America
Our Buzzard’s Breath tasted vaguely like a mint coffee. I thought it was pretty pleasant but Mrs. Bottle didn’t care for it all that much. I found that puzzling since she has won a lifetime achievement award from Starbucks. She did say that it left her mouth feeling nice, though, so that is a plus. I imagine that was due to the peppermint schnapps leaving a hint of minty aftertaste. Even though the drink had a bit of a syrupy texture, it was not overly sweet. It also looks quite a bit like coffee, so you could probably substitute this for your morning joe and no one would be the wiser. The only clue would be that you wouldn't have horrible coffee breath.
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 6 – 20% Alcohol
0.5 oz Amaretto
0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps