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Master of Cocktails - Coffee Cocktail

by Ben Ellefsen     11. August 2014 13:04

Master of Cocktails Coffee Cocktail

Well hello there Flip fans – it's time for another #MasterofCocktails. This week, we have a Coffee Cocktail recipe for you.

Confusingly enough, there's absolutely no coffee (liqueur format or otherwise) anywhere near this drink. Nevertheless, I'd take it after a meal over a cup of joe anyday. So, straight to it.

Starting with an ingredients picture that doesn't have all the ingredients... Since last week I've discovered that including sugar syrup and Angostura bitters makes for a yummier recipe. So grab those too.

Master of Cocktails Coffee Cocktail ingredients

You’ll be needing these... (and a couple of other bits...)

List of Ingredients

  • 35ml Hine Rare VSOP Cognac
  • 35ml Port
  • 20ml Sugar Syrup
  • 3 good shakes Angostura Bitters
  • Nutmeg
  • First up, you'll need 35ml of Hine Rare Cognac.

    Master of Cocktails Hine Rare VSOP Cognac

    Now 35ml Port (whatever you've got knocking about is fine).

    Master of Cocktails Port

    Then 20ml Sugar Syrup.

    Master of Cocktails Sugar Syrup

    And a good 3 shakes of Angostura Bitters.

    Master of Cocktails Angostura Bitters

    Finally, a whole egg. Next, pack the shaker with ice and shake hard for a minute.

    Master of Cocktails Whole Egg

    Strain into a tumbler...

    Master of Cocktails Strain

    Grate some nutmeg on top for garnish and aroma...

    Master of Cocktails Nutmeg

    ...and serve. The Coffee Cocktail. Absolutely perfect after-dinner stuff.

    Master of Cocktails Coffee Cocktail

    Enjoy!


    #6secondcocktails

    One very important step in that is the double-strain folks. Always essential when using whole egg. Nothing ruins a dinner party quite like someone getting a mouthful of chicken placental-attachment. And incidentally, if you're worried about raw egg, just have a beer instead...

    For those of you who do crack on and enjoy this delicious cocktail, be sure to tweet your pics to @MasterOfMalt like @WeekendWhiskey did yesterday:

    Master of Cocktails @WhiskeyWeekend Coffee Cocktail

    Here’s @WeekendWhiskey’s Coffee Cocktail, made with Laird’s Apple Brandy
    (a little sweet we're told, but still delicious)

    Here’s what we’ll be using next week, along with a little necessary prep just below:

    Master of Cocktails Next Week

    Next week, you'll be needing these...
    Bathtub Gin, Golden Granulated Sugar and Limes

    So, this is your homework for the next #MasterofCocktails... (Don’t worry, it’s easy...)

  • Take your 3 limes, juice them, reduce the juice in a pan by half, then add an equivalent weight of sugar and dissolve.
  • Zest the hulls using a microplane, sling the zest into the syrup you've just made, and leave to cool.
  • Give it a few hours, then sieve the zest out. Bingo. Lime Cordial. And relax.
  • First person to mention 'Rose's' next week has to do 20 push-ups.


    Ben

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