When The Lights Go Out

Kevin Baird, Celestine | Brooklyn, NY

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.

Ingredients
  • 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

Directions
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  3. Float heavy cream over the top.
  4. Garnish with grated nutmeg.