The Vieux Carré meets coffee cocktails. This cocktail was inspired by a classic from the Carousel Bar where Ernest Hemingway was a regular. With that in mind I wanted to keep the sugar content outside of the spirits at a minimal so the sweet element comes from the microplaned dark chocolate that hits your nose as you go in for each sip. The addition of the instant coffee is as a foaming agent to create a head and to add texture to the drink that would be lacking otherwise.



 60 ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 15 ml VS Cognac(Hennessy)
 15 ml Rye Whiskey(Bulleit)
 10 ml Benedictine
 5 ml Absinthe
 2.50 g Instant coffee
 Block Dark chocolate



Add first 6 ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice


Hard shake


Double strain into Martini Glass


Microplane dark chocolate over 3/4 of the top

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One Comment

  1. melsarky84 12 October 2021 at 7:36 pm

    If you try this one at home let me know how you find enjoy it

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