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

The ROY

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. 

Ingredients:

  • 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.