You know the story of Jack, who sold his family's last cow for five Magic beans? We liked Jack's style so said goodbye to the family cow and acquired five magic beans for ourselves. The only difference is we mixed our magic beans into a cocktail to create something completely unique and delicious. Featuring the flavors of coffee, kopi luwak, vanilla, cacao, and tonka bean, we can assure you you've never had something as tantalizing as the Magic Beans Martini.



 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 ¾ oz Vanilla Vodka
 ¼ oz Dark Creme de Cacao
 ¾ oz Kopi Luwak cold brew concentrate
 ½ oz Tonka Bean syrup
 5 drops Saline solution [1:100]



Prepare kopi luwak cold brew concentrate at least 24 hours in advance. Combine in a mason jar 1/3 cup ground kopi luwak coffee beans with 1.5 cups water. I used the Shangri-La brand available on Amazon. Let the jar rest at room temperature overnight. Then strain through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Strain a second time through a coffee filter to ensure small sediments are filtered out. Refrigerate until needed.


Prepare tonka bean syrup by combining 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a medium sauce pot. Warm the water and sugar to just below boiling (~185 degrees). Add 20 Tonka Beans and stir to dissolve the sugar. Tonka beans are available on Amazon and Ebay. Remove from the heat and let cool on the countertop for 4 hours. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and discard the beans. Pour the syrup into a clean glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. Alternatively, Monin makes a tonka bean syrup available in the UK.


Prepare saline solution by combining 1 part kosher salt to 100 parts water. Store in dropper bottle.


Fill a mixing tin 2/3 full with ice.


Add ingredients to mixing glass.


Pour into mixing tin and shake.


Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Double-strain using the Hawthorne strainer and fine mesh strainer at the same time.


Garnish with a micro pea shoot speared through the stem with a cocktail pick. The pea shoot should stand straight up in the center of the cocktail as shown in the picture.

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  1. Kristopher.a.hawkins 5 October 2021 at 11:44 pm

    You’re going to love this one! Thank you to Mr Black and Steve the Bartender for organizing this contest 🙂

  2. Nicole Anders 14 October 2021 at 12:34 am

    Oh wow! This looks so delicious. I love the story behind it and it sounds like it would taste amazing!

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 14 October 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks Nicole! It turned out to be amazing

  3. Erik Pounders 14 October 2021 at 3:10 am

    Jack should’ve used em for this instead of a bean stock

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 14 October 2021 at 4:03 pm

      ? brother! Thanks for your support

  4. James Thomas 14 October 2021 at 3:26 am

    Just finishing making the drink – great recipe, amazing aroma, amazing flavor. Thank you for your creation!

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 14 October 2021 at 8:14 am

      Amazing! Once you prepare the cold brew and the tonka syrup, it’s simple. So glad you were able to make it, thanks James!

  5. Rob Roebuck 14 October 2021 at 3:34 am

    Dude, that is crazy delicious, thanks for the recipe!

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 14 October 2021 at 8:15 am

      You’re welcome Rob! I’m glad you enjoyed. Thanks for trying my cocktail 🙂

  6. Julie Cochrane 14 October 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Can’t wait to gather all of the ingredients and check this one out … it sounds amazing!

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 15 October 2021 at 3:06 am

      You’re going to love it Julie!

  7. alan morrow 22 October 2021 at 3:04 am

    On my tenth one, they just keep getting better!

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 22 October 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Wait until you try the eleventh!

  8. rmoering 22 October 2021 at 10:22 am

    When are you making this for me? Inquiring minds want to know….

    • Kristopher.a.hawkins 22 October 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Name the date and time, I’m there…

  9. Kristopher.a.hawkins 27 October 2021 at 8:20 am

    If you guys love the aroma and taste of tonka beans try rinsing the glass with the tonka bean syrup first, then adding the cocktail. Delicious

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