Drink DuJour: Insomnio

by Natasha Wolff | September 27, 2019 4:13 pm

If you live by the popular motto “but first, coffee,” chances are National Coffee Day[1] is your favorite day of the year. The day’s festivities could include sipping java[2] from a Central Perk-sized mug at the nearest trendy corner café (cue the Friends[3] theme song), or grabbing a to-go cup filled to the brim with the latest pumpkin brew from your nearest La Colombe Coffee Roaster[4]. But, when happy hour rolls around, you’re probably going to be in the mood to reach for a beverage that’s even more spirited. Perhaps a boozy blend with an extra jolt? This is where the Insomnio cocktail comes in. Hailing from the Arabica bar[5] at Solaz Resort in Los Cabos[6], this espresso-infused libation offers double the buzz with an exotic touch.

Inspired by the classic espresso martini, the Insomnio is an energetic mix chock-full of flavor, aroma, and stimulation. Itzel Álvarez, the resort’s Resident Cocktail Whisperer, crafted the concoction to highlight a balance of Mexican coffee beans and the Mexican spirit. It starts with a smooth, creamy, and rich taste of coffee, and finishes strong with a kick of tequila.

Tap into your inner bartender/barista, and start celebrating with the recipe below.

100ml Tequila 7 Leguas Reposado
15ml Dubbonet
30ml Coffee Liquor
30ml Espresso
Pinch of Salt

Preparation: Add the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.

  1. National Coffee Day: https://dujour.com/cities/new-york/new-york-best-cold-brew-coffee-shops-cafes/
  2. sipping java: https://dujour.com/culture/netflix-queer-eye-interview-with-antoni-porowski-saeco-coffee/
  3. Friends: https://www.instagram.com/friends/
  4. La Colombe Coffee Roaster: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2y5Ud1BdHH/
  5. Arabica bar: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/details/sjdlc-solaz-a-luxury-collection-resort-los-cabos/6491415/
  6. Solaz Resort in Los Cabos: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/sjdlc-solaz-a-luxury-collection-resort-los-cabos/

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