I thought it would be fun to try and create a colourful coffee cocktail, with a fruit profile. When I looked through my bitters box, I found some El Guapo Love Potion Bitters. I could have sworn it was called "Love Potion Number Nine." With that little bottle in my hand, and a bottle of Mr Black close by, I mixed it up, "right there in the sink." There the similarity ends. It smelt and tasted wonderful, fruity with the mellowness of coffee. One could say "Enchanting".



 1 oz Mr Black
 2 oz Gold/White Rum (I used Bounty Gold Rum)
 1.50 oz Pomegranate Juice
 0.50 oz Grenadine (Home Made, see below)
 1 oz Fresh lime juice
 4 drops El Guapo Love Potion Bitters



Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add Ice, shake until chilled. Double strain into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with a wink, if necessary.


Home Made Grenadine:-
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup sugar
2 medium oranges
1 tsp orange flower water
Place pomegranate juice into a pan and reduce by half, over medium heat, to half a cup.
Meanwhile, peel the orange zest off the oranges (avoid the white pith).
Stir the sugar into the reduced pomegranate juice to dissolve.
Add orange peel to pan, and remove from heat.
Cover and allow to cool.
Add orange flower water to taste.

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