Tuesday, June 11, 2019

heartbreaker coffee house

1 1/2 oz Tequila (Lunazul Blanco)
3/4 oz Coffee Liqueur (3/4 oz Copper & Kings Destillaire + 1/8 oz Simple Syrup)
2 dash Orange Bitters (Regan's)

Build in a rocks glass, add ice, and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Two Tuesdays ago, I began my evening's cocktail search with Michael Madrusan and Zara Young's A Spot at the Bar book. There, I spied the Heartbreaker Coffee House that came across like a tequila Revolver. The recipe would also give me a chance to try the sample of Copper & King's new coffee liqueur. On its own, the liqueur shared a brandy and coffee aroma that led into medium roast flavors and a brandy finish. Overall, rather delightful but a bit drier than other coffee liqueurs such as Kahlua and Ristretto; therefore, some additional sweetener will need to be added to use it as a substitute. Perhaps the intention was an after dinner cordial to be drank on its own for the sweetness is perfect for that purpose and the flavor has me coming back for more.
The Heartbreaker Coffee House gave forth lemon, roasted coffee, and agave aromas to the nose. Next, the roast filled the sip and preceded the tequila and coffee swallow with a vegetal agave finish.

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