Hello Lovlies. Summer is starting to wind down (though honestly, it will be hot in Atlanta til November) & Labor Day weekend is getting closer. For lots of folks here in town, myself included, that means getting ready for Dragon Con, the annual nerd culture convention. I love Dragon Con, it’s got something for everyone, even booze nerds! So with that in mind I thought I’d do a series of “nerd cocktails” inspired by some of my favorite fandoms during August to get in the spirit.
First up is “The Double R” inspired by the cult classic series Twin Peaks. Staying true to the spirit of the show I went with a coffee based cocktail. This drink is earthy & dark, smooth, & has just a hint of cherry sweetness. It’s perfect for sipping while contemplating the mysteries of the Black Lodge.
The Double R
1.5 oz black rum
.75 oz Ramazzotti Amaro
.75 oz cold brew coffee
.25 oz Luxardo Marachino liqueur
2 d orange bitters
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass & stir with ice for about 15 seconds. Strain into a coop glass & garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
I went with black rum for this cocktail for it’s color, sweetness, & ability to blend well with coffee. The Ramazzotti has a great root beer & citrus kind of flavor that adds the needed complexity, while the Luxardo & orange bitters give just a hint of sweet to keep the drink from being too dark. I hope you give this one a go, I think it’s a damn fine cup!