My cocktail "Black and Blue" is a dessert cocktail enjoyed along with a sweet dessert to compliment the coffees strong flavours. The name Black and Blue comes from the use of a blueberry syrup and the Mr Black Coffee Liqueur, as when first researching complimentary coffee pairings blueberries stood out to me. I wanted to highlight flavours of coffee, blueberry, and hints of dark chocolate without it being a heavy drink. my inspiration was imagining drinking this in the jazz clubs of the 1920s.



 0.50 oz White Rum(Bacardi)
 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 1.50 oz Blueberry Syrup
 0.50 oz Egg white
 4 Blueberries
 1 Block of 95% cocoa dark chocolate



Pour white rum, coffee liqueur, and blueberry syrup into a shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 10-12 seconds.


Double strain into a seperate glass and clear out any ice in the shaker before adding the egg white, and dry shaking vigorously.


Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass and garnish by grating the dark chocolate over the egg white and adding 4 blueberries skewered on a cocktail pick and placed horizontally in the glass.

Blueberry Syrup

Add 1 part blueberries to a pot along with a splash of water and boil the blueberries, stirring occasionally until all juices are released from the blueberries. a muddler or stirring utensil can be used to squeeze the blueberries while they're boiling. next, strain the liquid into a measuring cup, using a muddler to squeeze juice out of the blueberry skins. Then add 1 part sugar and stir to dissolve the sugar before cooling and bottling.

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  1. Gill Ross 13 October 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Delicious and subtle, a lovely cocktail for anytime.

  2. Sue Bemmer 13 October 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Will look forward to making it. Well done Ruairi

  3. tia crpss 13 October 2021 at 6:04 pm

    THIS LOOKS AMAZING! Best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Trish Cuthbert 13 October 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Deliciously seductive ?โ€โ™€๏ธ

  5. Sam Lambert 13 October 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Complex and pretty in a glass.

  6. Tony Kustro 13 October 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Heck, from someone who generally dosent like coffee, that looks great. Good luck.

  7. Monique Pockran 14 October 2021 at 6:48 am

    Good luck Ruri ??

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