This drink pays homage to my favorite coffee around, Dutch Bros, and their slogan "killer coffee" as well as being a play on the original drink that this is a riff on (which shall not be named). Incorporating Mr Black and an espresso shot in the drink makes this a tiki-like drink to keep you around for the next one. Use almost any aged Rum you wish, except Pusser's for some reason. I'm using Plantation 5yr here, but a funky Jamaican would also be a solid choice as long as it goes with your espresso.



 2 oz Aged Rum
 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 1 oz Espresso
 0.75 oz Sweetened condensed coconut milk
 1.50 oz Pineapple Juice
 0.50 oz Orange Juice



Place your favorite Double Old Fashioned in the freezer and crush some ice in a Lewis bag


Brew the espresso and place it in the freezer to chill quickly (the faster the better, without actually freezing, to reduce oxidation).
I'm using Dutch Bros Private Reserve, but use any espresso roast that fits your Rum selection.


Add all ingredients into a shaker, including the espresso which should be chilled to the touch before adding.


Shake like hell for 15 seconds, the surfactants in the coffee and pineapple juice should produce a very thin foam throughout the cocktail which will register in the ice later.


Remove the Double Old Fashioned glass from the freezer and add 1 inch of crushed ice in the bottom.


Double Strain into the crushed ice, add an appropriate straw for your glass and serve.


Top with additional crushed ice to give an attractive washline. The tiny bubbles from shaking should still be floating out as you serve it with a straw.

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  1. die_dunkelheit 13 October 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I can’t wait to try this with Doctor Bird after I buy a bottle this weekend.
    Seriously, brew the espresso and immediately put it in the freezer to start that chill fast. DO NOT pour hot espresso into your shaker with ice, you’ll over-dilute.

  2. AJ Rosales 14 October 2021 at 6:26 am

    This looks delicious.

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