My intention was to use the brightness of a sour template to bring out the bold coffee flavors of Mr. Black while complimenting it with warming flavors such as almond and honey. A bourbon with at least 100 proof stands up to the lemon, which allows Mr. Black to shine as the star of this cocktail. And yes, I am but a lowly barback who is a fan of Steve's channel.
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
Fill your shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds.
Double strain into your favorite coupe.
Express the oils of a lemon zest over the cocktail and discard the zest.