With my formal apologies to the Italian language, this cocktail was inspired by my love of the flavor combination of Amaro Montenegro and Coffee. To build off of that base, I added cinnamon syrup and frangelico to sweeten it and cacao bitters to ensure it didn't lose that bitter edge. The end result is a strong, bittersweet drink that's a delicious companion as a dessert or with brunch.



 2 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 ½ oz Hazelnut Liqueur(Frangelico)
 ½ oz Amaro Montenegro
 ½ oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup (1:1)
 3 dashes Cacao Bitters
 Milk Froth (optional)
 Ground Cinnamon (optional)
 Coffee Beans (optional)



Begin by starting your milk frother (if available/desired), so that the foam will be ready when the drink is completed.


Add the Mr. Black, Amaro Montenegro, and Hazelnut Liqueur to your shaker.


Add cacao bitters to taste. I recommend no less than 3 dashes and no more than 6, but I'm just a recipe not a cop so I promise not to tell if you add, like, a quarter ounce. (My preference is a heavy 4 dashes, because I like the bitterness it adds.)


Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds and double strain into a coupe. (Or your glass of choice. Again, not a cop.)


Carefully top with milk foam, followed by shaking some ground cinnamon and the placement of a couple coffee beans.


Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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  1. Amy Quinn 13 October 2021 at 11:34 pm

    This cocktail is exquisite!!! Bravo!!!!!!

  2. Amy Quinn 13 October 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Would a nondairy milk for froth work as well?

  3. Katina Williams 14 October 2021 at 1:39 am

    I love a good martini and coffee is my favorite thing!

  4. Lamp 14 October 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Nondairy milk should work! I actually used my sister’s lactose-free milk.

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