Wednesday, March 29, 2023

mordor coffee

1 1/2 oz Teeling Small Batch Whiskey
1/2 oz Caffé Borghetti
1/2 oz Cynar 70
1/4 oz Gran Classico
1/4 oz Punt e Mes
1 Whole Egg

Shake one round without ice and one round with ice, strain into a coupe, and garnish with a spritz of Angustura (stenciled design).
Two Wednedays ago, I stopped into Backbar during their Lord of the Rings Week(s) (it ended up being two weeks), and requested the Mordor Coffee from bartender Latavia Hall. It was described as "It's a bitter evil version of an Irish Coffee Flip" that sort of made me think about how one would expect a Coffee Cocktail to taste if they did not know the ingredients. The end result greeted the senses with a clove and allspice aroma from the bitters Eye of Sauron stencil. Next, a creamy, roast, and caramel sip was ruled by coffee, bitter herbal, and char flavors on the swallow with a bubblegum finish from the Gran Classico.

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