But First, Coffee
Happy National Coffee Day! This weekend’s recipe is sure to awaken your senses with aromas both familiar and new. It’s a cocktail that’s about to redefine your idea of liquid indulgence.
This cocktail will take you on a journey with an exciting fusion of coffee’s comforting embrace, tequila’s adventurous spirit, and a touch of the unexpected while giving you energy to help kickstart your weekend plans.
(Originally published 9/29/23)
1 ½ oz. Reposado tequila
1 oz. Espresso, chilled
¾ oz. Coffee Liqueur (Original specs call for Mr. Black)
½ oz. Liber & Co.’s Sugarcane Kola Syrup (Original specs call for Coca-Cola Reduction, recipe below)
Mint Sprig (for garnish)
The original cocktail was created by Charity Johnston, Beverage Director at Toca Madera, West Hollywood, CA who says,
“I wanted to make an Espresso Martini-style cocktail but I always like to make something a little different. I wanted this cocktail to taste as if you’d just had a cold brew coffee from your favorite shop and opted for the Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. It really is like drinking cold brew, and I love that it’s caffeinated.”
Quote from PunchDrink.com
- 1 ½ oz. Reposado Tequila, preferably Tromba Reposado
- 1 oz. Espresso, chilled
- ¾ oz. Coffee liqueur, preferably Mr. Black
- ½ oz. Coca-Cola reduction (recipe below)
- 3-12 oz bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 5 Heavy dashes of Tajin
Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes until bubbling, then remove from heat. The mixture will thicken as it cools.