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The Grassy Hill

The Grassy Hill photo by Brett Winter Lemon
Photo by Brett Winter Lemon

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    Ingredients
  • 1 ounce homemade crème de menthe (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce homemade crème de cacao (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce cream
  • Café Bustelo coffee espresso for garnish
  • Homemade Crème de Menthe
  • 750 milliliters Trybox whiskey
  • 2 cups dried Corsican mint
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Homemade Crème de Cacao
  • 750 milliliters Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon
  • ½ pound cocoa nibs
  • 1 bourbon vanilla bean
  • ¼ teaspoon Brittany sea salt
  • ⅛ cup Café Bustelo coffee espresso 
  • 2 cups sugar
steps

Combine first three ingredients in a Boston shaker. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle Café Bustelo on top for garnish.

Homemade Crème de Menthe

Combine Trybox with dried Corsican mint in a mason jar. Seal with a lid and let steep for 2 weeks, gently shaking every day. Strain through cheesecloth. Heat over low heat in saucepan with sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

Homemade Crème de Cacao 

In mason jar, combine bourbon, cocoa nibs, bourbon vanilla bean, Brittany sea salt, and Café Bustelo. Seal with lid and let steep 2 weeks. Strain through cheesecloth. Heat over low heat in saucepan with sugar until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

  • from Hunter S. Johnson of LUCKY, Roanoke, VA

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