Angostura & Coffee Flip

Hiver 2019
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food and drink

BY: Christopher St. Onge

A riff on a dramatic drink made with a full ounce of Angostura bitters, this cocktail features a little bitter coffee too. It’s total comfort—a bit like a cozy sweater on a cold winter’s night.

In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 oz rye, ½ oz Angostura bitters, ½ oz Cinnamon Syrup (recipe follows), ½ oz cream, ½ oz strong coffee and 1 egg; shake vigorously, without ice, for 15 seconds or so. Add ice and shake 30 seconds longer; strain into a coupe and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon. 

Makes 1 cocktail

To make Cinnamon Syrup, combine ½ cup (125 mL) each water and sugar in a small pot over medium heat; stir to melt and add a 4-inch (10-cm) cinnamon stick. Cover and boil 5 minutes; let stand for an hour at room temperature, remove cinnamon stick and chill. Will keep indefinitely in the fridge.

Makes about ¾ cup (175 mL)