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An iced coffee cocktail in a rocks glass with silver confetti falling
This’ll be the buzz of the party and the belle of the ball
Hotel Per La

A Signature Drink That’ll Generate Buzz!

A twist on an espresso martini to make your party shine

John Stanton is the director of beverage at Bar Clara at Hotel Per La in Los Angeles.

December 27, 2023 3:15 pm

John Stanton, director of beverage at Bar Clara at Hotel Per La in Los Angeles has a great New Year’s drink for you, but it’s tasty anytime. No doubt you and your guests have sipped an espresso martini at some point this year — hopefully mine from Thomas Ashbourne! Wait, why are we promoting any other version of this classic when I’ve already created the perfect one, in convenient bottle form, no less? Well, John’s twist on the zeitgeisty, deliciously sippable drink uses tequila instead of vodka. It’s also a cinch to throw together. I mean, not like just pulling one out of the fridge, like mine, but a close second… -NPH

The Buzz is an ice-cold take on an espresso martini, but made with something a little closer to Angeliños’ hearts: tequila. This cocktail uses Milagro Reposado as a base, and is brought to life using Mr Black, an Australian liqueur that’s made from cold brew and craft distillate. Combine these ingredients with a touch of dark crème de cacao and cream for frothy goodness, and frappe the whole lot over crushed ice. Whether you catch a buzz or become the buzz, you’ll be right where you want to be.

The Buzz

Servings: 1 cocktail

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    1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add tequila, coffee liqueur and chocolate liqueur.

    2. Add cream to the shaker.

    3. Shake well until thoroughly mixed and chilled.

    4. Strain the mixture over crushed ice into an acrylic rocks glass. Garnish with a light dusting of cocoa powder on top.

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