Cocktail of the Week: Black Mountain Coffee
Austin is an amazing city with a cool, unique culture and too many good bars and restaurants to count. During my recent trip, I visited breweries that were also bake shops, saw a pool built over a natural spring creek, and watch thousands of bats fly above the city. I also got to check out the Roosevelt Room.
The Roosevelt Room is a cocktail bar in the heart of Austin. They feature over 70 craft cocktails with unique flavors and presentation. While watching James Bond over a projector screen, I sipped on a "Cigar Box" with a flaming cinnamon stick on an ashtray and enjoy absinthe, gin, and an IPA in the same drink. One of my favorite cocktails, however, was the Black Mountain Coffee.
I needed a pick-me-up after a long day, so when I saw a drink with Irish whiskey, coffee, and Amaro Montenegro, I had to give it a try. The bitterness of the Amaro perfectly balances the banana liqueur and salted caramel cream while the richness of the coffee and black walnut create a decadent whiskey drink. If you make one it will become your go-to-coffee cocktail.
BLACK MOUNTAIN COFFEE
1.5 oz. Tullamore Dew 0.5 oz. Amaro Montenegro 0.25 oz. Walnut liqueur 0.25 oz. Banana liqueur 2 oz. Cold brew coffee Salted cinammon cream
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into cocktail glass over crushed ice. Pour salted cinnamon cream over top and garnish with fresh nutmeg.
Check out the full recipe page here.