The Start of Something Beautiful

Earthy. Dark. Bitter. Inspired by a prog rock song of the same name, this late-night sipper, while apparently simple, balances beautifully the intense plummy, bittersweet fruit with smooth, rich coffee, dry artichoke and a touch of nutty maraschino. Fresh citrus adds brightness and elevates the aromatic experience.

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 2 oz Sloe Gin
 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.75 oz Cynar
 ½ tsp Maraschino Liqueur(Luxardo)
1

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice

2

Stir to chill (about 15 seconds)

3

Strain into a chilled coupe glass

4

Express an orange peel and lemon peel over the cocktail, and discard

5

Garnish with two cherries

Ingredients

 2 oz Sloe Gin
 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 0.75 oz Cynar
 ½ tsp Maraschino Liqueur(Luxardo)

Directions

1

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice

2

Stir to chill (about 15 seconds)

3

Strain into a chilled coupe glass

4

Express an orange peel and lemon peel over the cocktail, and discard

5

Garnish with two cherries

The Start of Something Beautiful

18 Comments

    1. This is the only cocktail submitted to this contest (so far) with Sloe Gin! I took a risk, but the flavors work so well. My wife loved it…and her taste is usually different than mine!

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