When toying around on our La Marzocco PB Linea, I was watching the surf break just outside High/Low in at the Oceanside Pier in CA and grabbed a bottle of Mr. Black for a guest who wanted an Espresso Martini riff just before closing time to head out for a nightly full moon surfing session. The flavors layer wonderfully and the buzz is fantastic. If only we could surf under a full moon every night!
Build in a cocktail shaker all ingredients, hard shake with cubed ice & double-strain
Served in a Duralex Gigogne (7 3/4 oz) tumbler
Garnish with 3 espresso beans floated on crema
454 grams Unrefined Cane Sugar (Demerara)
450 grams carbon filtered water
3 grams fresh vanilla bean seeds (yield from 3 x 8 inch plump Madagascar vanilla bean split vertically and cored)
1. Simmer ingredients until sugar is dissolved with vanilla beans and seeds. Let cool.
2. Store all contents in airtight glass.