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28 November 2017 News

One of James Beard-award winning bartender Jim Meehan’s original Noval BLACK cocktail recipes was just named “Cocktail of the Month!” in Wine Enthusiast’s current “Best of 2017” issue!

The classic “Coffee Cocktail”  combines ruby port, Cognac, simple syrup, an egg, and grated nutmeg, and was featured in Meehan’s just-published book, Bartender Manual. Below is an excerpt from the article. Click here to download the recipe!

“This classic Coffee Cocktail famously contains no coffee whatsoever. It originally appeared int he 1887 cocktail book The Bar-Tenders Guide by Jerry Thomas. He wrote that the drink looks like coffee, which is probably how it got its name. Jim Meehan, proprietor of New York City bar PDT, remembers the first time he made this drink, over a decade ago. “I stood dumb-founded at the deliciousness the recipe yielded,” he said. “The surprisingly balanced cocktail was milkshake-like, with chocolate notes and dark berry fruit.”