Cold-brew coffee is the backbone of this drink, while Aperol adds what Baird describes as “a subtle festive orange accent.” The drink is named for a song by Lebanese musician Rabih Abou-Khalil, and nods to the cocktail’s dark hue and suitability as an after-dinner drink.
When The Lights Go Out
Kevin Baird, Celestine | Brooklyn, NY
- 1 ½ ounces potato vodka
- ½ ounce coffee liqueur, preferably Caffe Lolita
- ½ ounce cold-brew coffee
- ½ ounce Aperol
- 1 ounce cream
Garnish: grated nutmeg
- Combine first four ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Float heavy cream over the top.
- Garnish with grated nutmeg.