Beatnik at Brunch
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About this Cocktail

A variation of the beatnik using espresso instead of the tawny port and bitters to compliment.

Actually ended up with this at brunch in Charleston, SC. Had to improvise after being told there wasn't a tawny port available. It was breakfast time after all so why not. I had planned on making a day of it anyway.

Note: The recreation at home turned out better because I made the espresso ahead of time and chilled it. Hot espresso is not ideal for mixing in a glass with ice... Go figure.

  • 2 oz bonded bourbon
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1/2 oz Ramazotti Amaro
  • 3-4 dashes Chocolate bitters
  • Lemon peel spiral

Mix bourbon, espresso, amaro, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds and strain in a low ball over a cube. Garnish with lemon spiral.


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