Earth’s Core is a coffee orange Sour using blood orange, espresso, orgeat, Mr. Black, sherry, ginger liqueur, cacao bitters. The Earth’s Core has creamy texture and delicious orange coffee aroma and flavour. The inspiration for the Earth’s Core is Galsini’s Saturn. Rather than tropical fruit the Earth’s Core works with earthy dark fruity espresso and Mr. Black paired with sweet sour and spicy blood orange and toasted almond orgeat, fruity, nutty sherry, spicy ginger and a hint of cacao bitters.

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Ingredients

 1 ½ oz Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
 ¼ oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry(Gonzalez Byass Elegante Medium Sherry)
 ¾ oz Blood orange juice
 ½ oz Toasted almond orgeat syrup(See below)
 ½ oz Espresso(Columbian Supremo Popayan beans)
 ¼ oz Ginger Liqueur(Domaine de Canton)
 4 drops Cacao & Macadamia BItters(Mister Bitters)
 100 g Toasted Almonds
 330 ml Hot water
 250 g Raw caster sugar
 1 pinch Xanthan gum powder
 1 tsp Rose water
 1 tsp Orange flower water

Directions

1

Add all ingredients except for espresso to mixing tin

2

Measure hot espresso into the mixing tin

3

Shake with ice for 30 seconds

4

Strain into chilled glass

5

Garnish with a blood orange wheel

6

Flame orange twist over drink and serve spent twist alongside the drink on a small tray with a few coffee beans and an orange wedge for added aroma

7

Toast almonds in a 200 C oven for about 10 minutes or until fragrant, allow to cool slightly to touch

8

Add toasted almonds along with hot water to a blender and blend until a milky liquid is achieved and particles are still present

9

Strain nut milk using a nut milk bag or cheesecloth into a clean jug (remove and reserve the nut pulp for another use)

10

Measure the yield of the nutmilk - for example 1 cup - and add equal parts of raw caster sugar back into a clean blender along with the nut milk - here I added 1 cup of raw caster sugar - add a pinch of xanthan gum along with the sugar to the nut milk

11

Blend well to dissolve sugar and integrate xanthan gum powder

12

Stir in rosewater and orange flower water

13

Decant into a clean glass container such as a preserving jar or flip top bottle using a funnel and store in the fridge


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13 Comments

  1. kate 6 October 2021 at 7:50 am

    The aroma of coffee and blood orange when making this is so yummy.

  2. benji1980 12 October 2021 at 4:35 pm

    This sounds so good! Coffee and orange are such a good combo

  3. kate 12 October 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks Benji so much, and yes I totally agree orange and coffee are really delicious together

  4. dolo_dolo 13 October 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Sounds delicious and the picture is beautiful ?

  5. kate 14 October 2021 at 9:00 am

    thank you coffee and orange are so yummy together

  6. pshelper 15 October 2021 at 5:04 am

    I’ve tried this and it is amaaaaaazing!

    • kate 15 October 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much – I love the flavours of coffee and orange together – the blood orange connects with the fruitiness of the coffee in the Mr. Black and the espresso

  7. hunter 15 October 2021 at 6:37 am

    Yum! coffee and orange sounds great

    • kate 15 October 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you Hunter – coffee and orange is so good – the blood orange enhances the fruity, sweet cold brew coffee in Mr. Black and connects with the complexity of the sherry and almonds. The aroma of making this cocktail is so delicious – blood orange marmalade and fresh coffee.

  8. kathshelper 15 October 2021 at 7:05 am

    sounds delicious. here’s my weekend experimentation!

    • kate 15 October 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks so much Kath – yes make one – so delicious

  9. AmyG 15 October 2021 at 7:09 am

    Sounds divine!

    • kate 15 October 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you Amy! It is really yummy.

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