The base inspiration for this drink was a honey lavender latte. Expanding upon that idea, the taste of French macaroons came to mind. Their delicateness and subtle sweetness reminded me of another French ingredient - Cognac. Cardamom is a surprising enhancement, which brings the coffee flavor to the foreground. Combined with coconut milk, both for texture and color, the result is a lovely sip of coffee with a sweet, smooth finish of honey.



 1.50 oz Cognac
 0.75 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.75 oz Coconut Milk
 0.50 oz Honey Lavender Syrup
 3 dashes Cardamom Bitters



Prepare a chilled coupe glass with a small amount of honey at the bottom.


Combine the Cognac, Mr. Black, Coconut Milk, Honey Lavender Syrup*, and Cardamom Bitters in a cocktail shaker.


Add ice and shake for 10-12 seconds.


Double strain the cocktail into the chilled coupe.

Honey Lavender Syrup

1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Water
2 tsp. Dried Lavender Flowers


Combine ingredients in a sauce pan, simmer until honey dissolves, strain into a mason jar or other suitable syrup container, allow syrup to chill (in the fridge) before using.

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One Comment

  1. Traicee 13 October 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Love the tiny pool of honey at the bottom!

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