Who does coffee better than Italy? This cocktail is a bit of a riff on a Negroni. I wanted a sipper, something I could envision sipping after dinner outside a cafe, listening to a live quartet. I wanted to ensure I kept the Mr. Black flavor, but also balance it with some sweet and spicy notes. So, I went with a Bourbon base, then Mr. Black, a touch of chocolate and some Italian aperitifs, Averna and Cynar. Hit it with a touch of spiced bitters over a solid ice cube and enjoy!



 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey(Jefferson’s Small Batch )
 0.75 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.25 oz Creme de Cacao
 0.50 oz Averna
 0.50 oz Cynar
 1 dash Fee Brother’s Orange Bitters
 2 dashes El Guapo Chicory Pecan Bitters



Combine Ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15-30 seconds


Strain into rocks glass with a single cube of ice (clear)


Cut a thick strip of orange peel, express the oil over the glass and drop into the glass for garnish

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  1. Kip Durney 13 October 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Oh… this looks good.

  2. Elizabeth Sobol 13 October 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Sounds like something I’d like to sip outside around a fall Firepit.

  3. yonggoh 13 October 2021 at 10:50 pm

    hi buddy, this sounds right up my alley! Is the choice to shake all all parts booze cocktail rather than stir deliberate?

  4. Ken Nrwman 13 October 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Bourbon and coffee, yum.

  5. Jason Davis 13 October 2021 at 11:19 pm


  6. welch.nick 13 October 2021 at 11:26 pm

    @yonggoh, yes. I stirred it the first time I made it and used a shaker on the second go round. I preferred the look of the cocktail when shaken. Mr. Black is murky with the cold brew and this gave it a bit of an egg white bubble a the top. Picture didn’t capture this, but whip up a batch and see for yourself! 🙂

  7. Blah Blah 13 October 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Bravo! Bellisimo! Sig Negro è multo Forte!!!

  8. Kevin O'Sullivan 14 October 2021 at 7:05 am

    I look forward to mine… 😉

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