Dark Desire


United States of America

Hello! I’m Lilly. Through my years in hospitality, I have come to love all things coffee and beverages. Now that my career path has changed I enjoy crafting specialty beverages at home while I study to become a UI/UX designer!

Cocktail Inspiration

A luxurious twist on the espresso martini that highlights dark flavors of cherry and espresso with Liquor 43


  • 30 Ml. Licor 43 Original
  • 60 Ml. Freshly brewed espresso
  • 15 Ml. Dark rum
  • 15 Ml. Dark cherry juice (from dark cocktail cherries)
  • 15 Ml. Irish cream
  • 3 Dashes Activated Charcoal (food grade)


Cocktail Preparation
  • Add all wet ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add the charcoal.
  • Wet shake until chilled and frothy
  • Double strain into a chilled Cognac or Coupe glass and garnish with a dark cocktail cherry.
Coffee Preparation
  • Brew espresso based on your machine parameters. Preferably a 1:2 ratio with a medium roasted washed Honduras coffee.

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