If you’ve had your ear to the ground, you’ll have heard the buzz surrounding Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur – one of the first of its kind in the UK, this talked-about tipple has caused quite a stir amongst baristas and mixologists alike.
Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur doesn’t just taste like coffee, it is coffee. Dark, rich, fruity and complex, you’ll find no flavourings, thickeners or additives, just plenty of Dorset-roasted specialty coffees, Conker Spirit’s distilled British wheat spirit, and a meticulous process that took 96 recipes to refine.
“We came to realise that we couldn’t find a single so-called ‘coffee liqueur’ that even closely resembled the true dark and rich complexities of the espresso. So we set out to make one,” says founder and ‘Head Conkerer’, Rupert Holloway.
To achieve the depth of flavour expected of a true espresso, coffee is steeped cold for hours on end, allowing the beans’ rich, chocolatey and fruity notes to emerge without the acidity caused by hot temperatures. The cold brew is then blended with demerara sugar to subtly balance the finish.
Rupert adds, “To capture the true taste of freshly roasted coffee in a liqueur, you’ve got to master a balancing act of roasting, blending and brewing. One wrong move, one shortcut, and the taste will be compromised.”
The finest speciality coffee
Because it’s made with only the finest speciality coffee, Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur lengthens beautifully in drinks; add it to hot steamed milk and it tastes as though it’s come fresh from the barista; add it to ice-cold tonic with a wedge of orange and you’ve got yourself a refreshing iced coffee quencher; and of course, it’s also fantastic in classic coffee cocktails such as Espresso Martinis and White Russians.
Having made a splash up and down the country, you can find your cold brew fix online via conkerspirit.co.uk.