Eating a spicy breakfast adds an interesting dimension to morning coffee. The (temperature) heat of the coffee intensifies the (spicy) heat lingering on the palate, bringing out flavors that may not be as apparent if you just had cornflakes. The Dark Mode attempts to recreate this effect in a single cocktail by combining heat with traditional coffee flavors.



 1.50 oz Vodka
 0.75 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.50 oz Ancho Reyes
 0.50 oz Amaretto
 1 dash Angostura bitters
 1 stick Cinnamon



Combine liquid ingredients in a Boston glass. Add ice and stir.


Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Briefly stir with the stick.

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