Recipe: The Pilot Burner

Recipe: The Pilot Burner

This is a twist on an old fashioned. The twist? We had to get coffee involved. It's incredibly warming and a great drink for the colder months. We recommend pairing it with either a local platter of charcuterie, smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis or a West Country cheese board. Singe the rosemary tips and leave to smoulder for a smoky effect.

Makes 1 

Preparation time 2 minutes 

Cooking time 5 minutes 

For the coffee syrup: 

Filter coffee 40g, ground 

Demerara sugar 100g 

Water 100ml 

For the cocktail: 

Coffee syrup 25ml 

High quality bourbon 50ml 

Bitters 4 dashes 

Ice cube 1 large 

Optional garnish 

Orange peel a twist 

Fresh rosemary a sprig 

Soda water a splash, to taste 

  1. For the coffee syrup: put all of the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat and slowly bring to a simmer. 
  2. Once the mixture is gently simmering, remove from the heat and leave to infuse for five minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and leave to cool. 
  3. For the cocktail: pour the coffee syrup, bourbon and bitters into a glass. Add the ice and stir well using a cocktail stirrer. 
  4. Garnish with a twist of orange peel and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Add a splash of soda water if you want to make it a longer drink. 
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