There's nothing more fun than putting a few cocktail recipes in the planner in the lead up to Christmas. Our Midnight Oil serves as the perfect espresso based liqueur. So if you're looking to spruce up your recipes to make something fun and and festive, have a look at some suggestive recipes we have put together.
Cinnamon Irish Coffee
25ml Midnight Oil
25ml Slanes, or Irish whisky of your choice
Bar spoon sugar syrup
75ml black coffee
Double cream (dairy, or dairy-free alternative)
To make the perfect french press, mix 15g grams of coffee (we recommend our Baron) at a medium coarse grind with 250ml water and brew from anywhere from 5-8 minutes. Once brewed, decant the liquid, and add 75ml into a mixing glass. Stir into this, 25ml Slanes, 25ml Midnight Oil and a small spoon of sugar syrup. Once this is stirred and mixed, pour into your serving glass. In a separate bowl, mix some double cream, pinch of cinnamon and a small spoon of sugar syrup, whisk this until a thickened consistency, but still pourable. Using a spoon, float the delicious cinnamon cream on top of your coffee base. We like to garnish ours with a subtle grating of white chocolate, macadamia nut, and a pinch of fresh nutmeg.
Oat White Russian
50ml Midnight Oil
25ml East London Liquor Company Vodka, or vodka of your choice
75ml oat cream
50ml oat milk
35ml Dark Rum
13ml Five Points Stout or similar
15ml Pedro Ximenez sherry
14ml Midnight Oil
Into your cocktail shaker, pour the dark rum, stout, sherry, and Midnight Oil. Ice the shaker and shake to develop a nice crema. Double strain into your desired glass, we recommend a stemmed cocktail glass.
Author: Reginald Churchley