Cup of Ambition


United States of America

I’ve been in the coffee industry for about 10 years now and love what I do immensely. I’m a new fan of bourbon and have been wanting to come up with more bourbon-based drinks! Excited to combine my two favorites, coffee and bourbon for this challenge

Cocktail Inspiration

Old fashioneds and orange vanilla lattes


  • 30 Ml. Licor 43 Original
  • 45 Ml. Larceny Kentucky Straight Small Batch Bourbon
  • 30 Ml. Espresso
  • 15 Ml. Vanilla Bean Syrup
  • 15 Ml. Orange Juice


Cocktail Preparation
  • In cocktail shaker, add 15 ml of vanilla bean syrup
  • Add 15 ml of fresh orange juice
  • Add 30 ml of freshly brewed espresso
  • Add 30 ml of Licor 43
  • Add 45 ml of Larceny Kentucky Straight Small Batch Bourbon
  • Add ice to shaker and vigorously shake cocktail till outside of the tin is frosty
  • Add fresh ice to rocks glass
  • Double strain cocktail over ice
  • Express fresh orange peel over the top of drink and wipe outside edge with peel
  • Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel and freshly ground espresso
Coffee Preparation
  • Measure out 18 grams of Flagship Espresso from Downeast Coffee
  • Pour ground espresso into portafilter
  • Using espresso tamper, apply pressure to ground espresso beans to create level, even surface
  • Slide portafilter into GB5 X LaMarzocco espresso machine and lock into place
  • Ensure espresso shot is 36 grams and brewed at 27 seconds for a perfect shot

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