Wednesday, June 19, 2013


3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz Cocchi Barolo Chinato
3/4 oz Ransom Old Tom (usually Wireworks Gin)
1/2 oz Coffee Rustico Syrup (1:1)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

The better demonstration of how well coffee and Campari required a short wait as Tyler fetched some freshly brewed coffee, added sugar, and made a syrup. For a coffee, he selected Counter Culture's Rustico which is an espresso roast-level bean. He originally crafted this drink with Wireworks Gin with which he also made the Purple Princess, but in its temporary absence at the bar, he opted for Ransom's Old Tom. Tyler did not have a name for the drink yet, so in the meantime, I am dubbing it the Bezzera after the man who in 1901 filed the first patent for an espresso machine.
coffee cocktail
The drink greeted my nose with a grape and orange oil aroma. The grape continued on into the sip where it mingled with the coffee's roast notes; the roast notes then flowed into the swallow where it paired with the gin and Campari herbal elements.

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