All Twin Peaks fans–(what are we Peakers? Like Trekkies or Fannibals? Someone tell me, please)–know exactly how Dale Cooper likes his coffee:
So I have whipped up a cocktail that is not only as black as midnight on a moonless night, but as dark as Evil Coop’s soul.
Speaking of which, what are we calling him? Evil Coop? Bad Dale? Doppleganger? WIG?
Is it possible that I may be the first person to use a Real Housewives reference when talking about Twin Peaks?
Whatever. I still can’t get over Kyle MacLachlin’s wig.
BUT! I can whip up a cocktail with coffee!
Black as Midnight Cocktail
(makes 1 cocktail)
- 2 oz. sweet vermouth, preferably Italian
- 1½ oz. amaro (preferably Averna)
- 1½ oz. coffee, cold
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- Club soda
Combine all ingredients in a big glass, stir. Add ice cubes and top off with seltzer or club soda.
Full disclosure: to make this drink, I actually had to go out and buy a coffee-making apparatus. This was a smart move because whenever I have friends stay with me they inevitably ask if I have coffee and I then feel bad because I have to tell them that they need to go out and get one.
So I bought a French Press and some coffee.
If you are a regular reader, you know that I detest wasting foodstuffs. And I definitely didn’t want to waste ground coffee for just one drink and throw the remainder out. It seems like when I store coffee in the fridge or the freezer it makes other things smell like coffee or then the coffee smells like other things.
But last month I received a few glass containers by the fine people at Infinity Jars. Their 500ml Glass-on-glass Apothecary Jar fit the bill; and although it was just a touch smaller than the 10 oz bag of ground coffee, it’s been great in every other way. They are scent-proof and have an airtight seal. Plus, the glass itself is very much like midnight on a moonless night
Plus it just looks pretty hanging out on my counter. And the UV light filtering glass looks super-cool from the inside.
So far, I am a fan of these cool glass bottles.
But now to the drink!
This drink tastes like one of those sweet Starbucks coffee drinks that I never have because I, like Coop, enjoy my coffee black. But I liked this because. Booze.
However, the last thing I wanted to do was have caffeine after 5pm and not be able to sleep.
So my thought was–ooooh, this will be so good in the morning. I will take it to work!
But after pouring it into a Batman water bottle, I remembered that it has 3 1/2 ounces of booze in it!
So I needed to put the kibosh on that idea.
Check out more of my Twin Peaks Eats!
- Audrey’s Freshly Squeezed Cocktail
- Ben & Jerry’s Baguette with Brie
- Garmonbozia Soup
- Official Twin Peaks Cherry Pie
Thank you again to the folks at Infinity Jars!