Inspired by the traditional coffee-anise flavors of a caffè corretto, the “sour” influence provides a smooth citrus and egg white note that literally and figuratively brightens the drink — and provides a white backdrop for the traditional sambuca garnish of three whole coffee beans, which symbolize health, wealth, and happiness.

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Ingredients

 1.50 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 1.50 oz Sambuca (Romana)
 0.50 oz Dry Curaçao (Pierre Ferrand)
 0.50 oz Fresh lemon juice
 1 Egg white (~1 oz)
 3 Coffee bean garnish (optional)

Directions

1

Combine liquid ingredients in a dry shaker (no ice). Shake for at least 30 seconds. Alternatively, a small milk-frothing whisk can be used for this step that builds up the egg foam.

2

Add ice to shaker and shake for ~15 seconds, until the shaker feels frosty.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass. Allow foam to settle, then float whole coffee beans on top.


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