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Burning All Your Love Letters Cocktail

Feb 28, 2023 · cocktail · coffee · espresso · recipe
Burning All Your Love Letters Cocktail

Looking for a fiery way to ring in the new month? We've got the coffee cocktail for you! Flaming Blackberry, Thyme, and Espresso Cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz golden or aged rum
  • ½ oz espresso
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1oz blackberry thyme syrup
  • Barspoon 151 rum for dramatic finish (If uncomfortable, you can torch a sprig of thyme)
Combine rum, espresso, lemon juice, and syrup in a drink shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled, and strain into coupe glass. Using a barspoon, carefully float 151 rum on top of cocktail and light. Douse flame with a saucer before serving. If you are not comfortable with this, you can also garnish with a sprig of torched thyme. Blackberry Thyme Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme.
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, and cook until blackberries are completely softened and broken down, stirring occasionally. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer in to a mason jar and let cool.

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