“I’d recommend trying this drink with a flavourful aged rum, I’m using my favourite HSE Black Sherif Agricole Rhum which has a great fruity and molasses flavour to compliment the coffee. If you choose a spiced rum for yours you can skip the chocolate bitters for a smoother flavour. The combination of rum and orgeat is seem in classic drinks like the mai tai. Not everyone has access to orgeat in their pantry so I’ve included a guide on making a substitute with simple pantry items.” – Danny

Coffee preparation: Espresso

Follow the standard recipe for the Black Betty blend here (you’ll need 30mL of espresso)

Ingredient preparation: Almond milk orgeat
Combine 50g muscovado sugar, 50g floral honey 100g almond milk and a good pinch of salt in a pan over low heat and still until all combined. Place in the fridge to cool.

Cocktail preparation:
30ml Chilled Black Betty espresso
30ml Rum
30ml Almond milk orgeat
Dash of chocolate bitters


1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake hard until ice cold.

2. Strain into chilled coupe or martini glass and enjoy your boozy treat immediately.

Check out more recipes via Danny’s cocktail channel, @thirst_impressions