1 1⁄2 oz Blended Scotch, Dewar's
1⁄2 oz Drambuie
3⁄4 oz Agave syrup
1 oz Espresso (a freshly brewed shot)
3 Coffee bean (garnish)

Half fill shaker with ice, and add all ingredients.
Shake well, for 20-30 seconds
Strain into a chilled coupe glass
Garnish with espresso beans, floated in the center of the glass.


The first time I made the drink, I used 15 yo Glenfarclas (was all I had at the time). Enjoyed the drink, but felt guilty, so I picked up a $30 bottle of Dewar's.

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  • Too sweet, needs less agave syrup, or skip it altogether
  • I added the bitters. The results I got were different than the bespoke post article - my drink looked more like a guiness with a nice creamy head - and was like having a latte. — ★★★★
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