This horchata takes a few turns that lead it away from the light of more traditional recipes, but in the shadows, new things emerge and this beverage takes you on a sensory journey that will both comfort and excite those bold enough to entertain it.

The warmth of the cinnamon teases you with a glance of heat, which is then hastily mellowed by the smooth nature of the vanilla, the creaminess of this drink may lure you into a false sense of relaxation, but the caffeine and tequila will quickly sharpen your wits.

For day or night,
The Dark Horchata.

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Ingredients

 45 ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 20 ml Blanco Tequila
 15 ml Cinnamon-Vanilla Syrup
 60 ml Espresso Shot
 60 ml Almond Milk (Traditionally Rice Milk)

Directions

1

Add all the spirits, espresso shot, simple syrup and milk into a cocktail shaker.

2

Ignite a few cardamon pods, capturing the smoke in an upside-down cocktail glass.

3

While the smoke is accumulating, add a large cube of ice as well as some smaller ice fragments into your cocktail shaker, shake well.

4

Strain the cocktail into your (now cardamon-smoke infused) cocktail glass.

5

Garnish with a cinnamon stick (a smouldering one if you're feeling devilish) and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.


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14 Comments

  1. Louise Robertson 14 October 2021 at 7:42 am

    I’ll be trying this one tonight ?

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 8:36 am

      I hope you enjoy it!

  2. David Di Censo 14 October 2021 at 7:42 am

    Yeah buddyyyyy

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 8:36 am

      Thanks for the vote of confidence!

  3. Joshua Mcmullen 14 October 2021 at 7:54 am

    I can’t tell if I should drink it or frame it – it’s a work of art! So damn tasty too.

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 8:37 am

      That is SO kind of you! Thanks mate.

  4. Jason Dove 14 October 2021 at 8:11 am

    Sign me up, I’m sold??

  5. starkmatt 14 October 2021 at 9:21 am

    Can’t wait to try this!

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Very soon my friend!

  6. Editha Angeles 14 October 2021 at 9:25 am

    Geez, that’s one of a cocktail! Look forward to drink.

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks Edith! 😀

  7. thomaiy 14 October 2021 at 4:19 pm

    ‘Well slap my ass and call me sally’
    Can’t go try this! Looks amazing 🙂

    • rhianjoseph86 14 October 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Ahahahaha Thanks Maiy!
      I’ll make you one if you’re ever back in Aus.

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