Greater Goods-The ROY-Cocktail with Creator Micaela Cantu

Micaela Cantu

“When creating this cocktail, I wanted to use our long-time partners, Treaty Oak Red Handed Bourbon. This is a sweet and somewhat bright profile that I knew would pair well with our Colombian, washed process bean “Bright Minds”. This coffee lends to a more deep/rich body with a syrupy mouthfeel. It’s got notes of cherry cola and sweet melon- almost like a Dr. Pepper, super fun! I wanted to go for a sweet, comforting, and smooth cocktail that one can enjoy sitting by the fire, listening to chatter amongst their friends (or in the case of 2020, their quarantine pod).”
– Micaela Cantu



The “ROY”

(In honor of Greater Goods being named Roast Magazine’s Micro Roaster of the Year for 2021)

Created by Micaela Cantu of Greater Goods Coffee Co. 


  • 1 oz. Treaty Oak Red Handed Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Amaro
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Espresso (I used an aeropress with a prismo attachment; you can also use any coffee concentrate you may have on hand)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Half & Half (or any milk of choice)
  • 3-5 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Preparation: Fill a vessel for shaking about halfway with ice. Pour ingredients in shaker over ice and shake until cold. Grab your whiskey rocks glass (or any 6-8oz glass) with a large ice cube. Strain your cocktail over the ice in your glass. Garnish with a pinch of ground nutmeg and a twisted peel of an orange.