Perk Me Up by Japhet Bower

This surprising cocktail packs a coffee punch and is the perfect pick me up after a long day. 

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Perk Me Up by Japhet Bower



  • Prep Time: 8 hours 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins


  • 60 ml Vodkow
  • 15 ml spent coffee sherry vinegar
  • 15 ml maple syrup
  • 60 ml low sugar tonic water e.g. Fever-Tree
  • Instructions

    1. Pour all ingredients except the tonic water into a mixing glass and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a glass half-rimmed with the sugared coffee grounds and top up with tonic water.

    Additional prep:

    1. To make spent coffee sherry vinegar, take 24 g of spent coffee grounds and add 68 ml of sherry vinegar. Let it sit overnight and strain with a cheesecloth. Set aside the grounds.
    2. To make the sugared coffee rim, take the grounds you set aside and dry them at 175 F. Blend them with 24 g of white sugar. Add 4 g of salt.