Photo Credit: Madelynne Ross/Black Restaurant Week, LLC

Caribbean Noir

This is an aromatic cocktail. It’s a combination of coffee, spices, caramel, Jerez, and citrus. In the mouth, you get the lemon oils at first. The sweetener of the Jerez and small bite of the tea. A great combination of coffee and delicate coconut flavor playing around with the flavor notes of the Makers Mark Bourbon. Is a spirit-forward cocktail full of complexity and bold flavors.

Glassware: Nick & Nora Glass

  • 1.5oz Makers Mark
  • 1oz South African’s Rooibos organic Red tea, infused Pedro Ximenez Jerez Sherry
  • 2 dashes of Aromatic bitters infused coffee and coconut.
  • Lemon peel and banana leaf to garnish.
Pedro Ximenez Jerez Sherry Infusion procedure:

To infuse the Pedro Ximenez, just use 8oz of PX and 2 1/2 tbsp of the red tea. Just heat up the PX with the loose leaf tea for 5 minutes in medium-low heat. Allow it to cool down. Place the infusion in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Double strain the mixture. Add 5 ml of active charcoal to the mixture, shake it, and bottle it.

Coffee and organic coconut extract infused Aromatic bitters:

To make these house-made bitters you just need a 10oz mason jar. Place 6oz of medium body coffee beans inside the jar, then pour 8oz of aromatic bitters and 2oz of organic coconut extract. Seal it and shake it really hard. Let it sit for 24 hours and shake the mixture a few times during that period.

Garnish: To preserve the integrity of the banana leaf just apply raw honey in the are that was attached to the plant and then put it in iced water, submerging only the same part where the honey was applied. To attached the leaf to the glass just use raw honey.


Miguel Soto  is originally from Puerto Rico and has been behind the bar for over 15 years. Currently, he is based out of Tampa, Florida, and has continued his career by working at amazing bars, restaurants and hotels. Follow him on  Instagram.

  • Miguel Soto
    Posted at 08:50h, 06 August Reply

    Thanks everyone!!!

  • Roberto Rosa
    Posted at 09:14h, 06 August Reply

    This combination of flavors sounds amazing!?

  • Michael A Hobson
    Posted at 09:37h, 06 August Reply

    Had the chance to taste this drink and immediately fell in love with it. My wife tried it herself and said she would have it again as well. Keep doing what you’re doing sir, looking forward to more great drinks.

  • Kathleen Snyder
    Posted at 09:42h, 06 August Reply

    This cocktail looks GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS!

  • daniel
    Posted at 10:04h, 06 August Reply

    voting for mikey

  • Yma Rosario
    Posted at 10:13h, 06 August Reply

    Love it!!!!

  • John Rodríguez
    Posted at 10:19h, 06 August Reply

    Awesome drink, Mikey! Éxito!!!

  • Nina Diaz
    Posted at 10:22h, 06 August Reply

    Looks delishhh

    • melisa rosario
      Posted at 14:33h, 06 August Reply

      best of the best of the awesome!

  • Jorge moreno
    Posted at 10:56h, 06 August Reply

    Ese es mi niño ??

  • Milan Vitabuona
    Posted at 10:57h, 06 August Reply

    He’s great !

    • Tania Placencia
      Posted at 13:48h, 06 August Reply

      The best! ?

  • CArolina Calderon
    Posted at 11:15h, 06 August Reply

    Go Mikey

  • Luis Alexander Nolasco
    Posted at 20:34h, 06 August Reply

    Passion!!!! Short word to describe Mikey elaborations and customer service!!!!

  • Luis Alexander Nolasco
    Posted at 20:36h, 06 August Reply

    Passion!!!! Short word to describe Mikey elaborations and customer service!!!!

  • Jennifer Marquez
    Posted at 21:34h, 06 August Reply

    Talented and Passionate Bartender ever

  • César Corrada
    Posted at 00:15h, 07 August Reply

    Excellent combination! Respect the flavors!!!

  • Layssa Ruiz
    Posted at 06:48h, 07 August Reply

    The Best!

    • Omar Soto
      Posted at 18:31h, 08 August Reply

      The best

  • Amarilys Mateo Galarza
    Posted at 09:27h, 07 August Reply

    Just the best!!!

  • Amarilys Mateo Galarza
    Posted at 09:29h, 07 August Reply

    Éxito mi amor vamos por mas!!! ??

  • Felix oneill
    Posted at 06:21h, 08 August Reply

    éxito bro…

  • Winkler Calderon
    Posted at 21:14h, 12 August Reply

    The Best one ☝️

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