The Exception

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I prefer my coffee black, but I’ll make an exception for a coffee cocktail🤠🤍

I made this cocktail 4 times before I got the results I wanted. Know your goal and figure out how to achieve it.

It was damn delicious😌


1 oz Surf City Stillworks Vodka
1 oz Azunia Añejo Tequila
½ oz White cacao infused w/puya chiles
½ oz Semi-rich vanilla bean syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 oz Espresso



Build in a Boston shaker

Medium Shake
Double Strain

Suggested Glass:

Coupe glass


Garnish: Coffee Beans

Semi-rich Vanilla Bean Syrup 3:4

400g Sugar

300g Water

2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Bean Paste

  • Combine in Small pot

  • Start at medium heat, bring to a boil

  • Turn to low heat and let simmer for 10 mins

  • Remove from heat and pour syrup into container for cooling

  • Once cool, label and store in fridge

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