Marmalade Crescendo

This cocktail has all the characteristics of a classic Ethiopian coffee – floral, citrus and a long fruit finish, but in an accessible cocktail for people who don’t “get” Speciality Coffee…..yet!

It’s amazing how alcohol can change one’s motivation!


Up front florals, lemon acidity and a long Seville Orange Marmalade finish with a sparkly effervescent mouthfeel.

Good for

Those just getting into Speciality Coffee

See recipe

November 01, 2018

How to make it

  1. 1. Brew your espresso
  2. 2. Add crushed ice and Limoncello to the glasses and roll them around to coat the inside
  3. 3. Discard the Limoncello
  4. 4. Add 30ml of Champagne to each glass
  5. 5. Add the gin, Grand Marnier and espresso to the shaker can, top with ice and seal with the glass
  6. 6. Shake vigorously until the can has frosted and the glass has cooled
  7. 7. Break the seal, and double strain into the glasses. Garnish with edible flowers.
  8. 8. Share your #unioncocktails

What you'll need

  • Espresso Machine and Grinder (although you could use aeropress)
  • 2x250ml Champagne coupe glasses
  • 21g Ethiopia Coffee
  • 15g Orange Blossom Honey
  • 100ml The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 60ml Grand Marnier
  • 20ml Limoncello
  • 60ml Taittinger Champagne
  • Ice
  • Shaker can
  • Strainer & sieve
  • Edible Flowers (Maddocks Farm organics)

What coffee to use

  • You'll need a coffee with notes of citrus and floral, we would recommend coffees from Ethiopia, but many of our Single Origins will work.

    See the bottom of the page for specific suggestions.


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