Inspired by Davide Olandi's Café di Riflessione, this bittersweet nightcap is the perfect way to end a day of exploring. The rich roasted coffee of Mr Black's is sweetened by the fragrant herbal anise of the absinthe blanche, and the Amaro Montenegro adds further floral layers and a light cucumber and orange bitterness. All of these aromatic components blossom with the hot water, filling the room. Serve with a bouquet of fresh herbs (I used sage, rosemary, and peppermint) and an orange twist.

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Ingredients

 30 ml Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
 15 ml Absinthe Blanche
 7.50 ml Amaro Montenegro
 45 ml Hot water

Directions

1

Add Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, absinthe blanche, and Amaro Montenegro to the large half of a shaker tin.

2

Add hot water to the small half of the shaker tin, then nestle the large half in the small half and stir to combine and heat the ingredients.

3

Pour into a heated insulated glass, tea cup, or mug, and add the hot water.

4

Express the orange twist over the top, then wrap around the bouquet of herbs, add the garnish, and serve.


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2 Comments

  1. MIT_Battery 15 October 2021 at 6:23 am

    Now THIS is a coffee cocktail

    • alex 15 October 2021 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you! I thought a hot coffee cocktail without brewed coffee would be an interesting change of pace, and this turned out great despite its simplicity.

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