Drinks

The Evening Edition

A bourbon-and-coffee cocktail from the newly-opened Saint Leo Lounge in Oxford, Mississippi

photo: Courtesy of Saint Leo Lounge


Oxford, Mississippi, restaurateur Emily Blount opened her new cocktail bar Saint Leo Lounge in a building once home to the Oxford Eagle newspaper. The floors of the revamped space—located one block west of Blount’s flagship, Saint Leo—still bear the marks from ink wells and cement footers where the newspaper’s printing press once stood. Taking that cue, James Beard-nominated bar director Joe Stinchcomb developed a cocktail menu that harkens back to the building’s past life, too. “He’s been working on the drinks menu for a long time,” Blount says. “He’s making great drinks with fun names that play on printing press themes.” She recommends the Hot off the Presses margarita on tap, the olive oil-tinged Mind Your P’s and Q’s martini, or this bourbon-and-coffee-inflected Evening Edition.  


Ingredients

  • Makes 1 drink

    • 1½ oz. bourbon

    • ½ oz. Cynar

    • ¾ oz. coffee

    • 5 dashes Angostura

    • Coffee beans for garnish


Preparation

  1. Shake ingredients together and pour over a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass. Place a few coffee beans on top as a garnish.


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