Signature

Tequila • Dry
Revelator

Seattleites know a thing or two about coffee—and how to booze it up with amaro. Tasked to create a cocktail with whole beans in an “iron bartender” competition, Liberty Bar co-owner Keith Waldbauer opted against muddling (the resulting cocktail would be way too bitter) and chose instead to stir the beans directly into the drink, gently releasing their oils and producing more subtle coffee notes. The drink proved a hit and quickly made its way onto the permanent menu at the bar. Strong and just a little spicy, it’s an incredible digestif.

The Essentials

Averna
tequila
espresso beans
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The Details
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Ingredients

.5 oz Averna
2 oz tequila
3-4 espresso beans
.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
1 dash bitters

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir for at least 20 seconds to release the beans’ oils, then strain into a coupe.
  • Garnish with a flamed orange peel.
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