Smith and Curran!
This drink is the boozey version of a an egg cream. If you don’t know what an egg cream is, your best bet is to get a time machine, travel to Manhattan circa 1955 and order one from a soda jerk. Of course, you then have to endure the taunts of nearby school children for not being flush enough to afford a milkshake, as well as the pangs of guilt from using the awesome power of time travel for a such a frivolous excursion instead of to kill Hitler.
Like an egg cream, this drink also has no egg in it. It’s a light bubbly, chocolatey, milk concoction that’s tasty, and a bit weird. If you like egg creams, you’ll probably like this. If you’re looking for something rich and sweet and creamy, you’re better off with an Alexander #2, or even a properly made Irish coffee.
2 oz Creme de Cacao (Dale says dark, I only had white)
3 oz whole milk (I used 2 % and splashed in some table cream)
1 1/2 oz club soda
Fill a highball glass half full with shaved ice or 3/4 with cubes. Build the drink starting with the booze and milk, then add the soda slowly, whilst stirring.