The Bean by Lauren Mote

Lauren Mote is a Bartender at The Refinery in Vancouver. After Lauren challenged some of her industry friends to name an ingredient or two which would make a great cocktail that she could create using the 2 ingredients as a bases for the drink and then add other ingredients which would add mystery and flavour I succumbed to the challenge. I suggested that she use Espresso and Cocoa Nibs, she sourced the nibs and concocted her beverage naming it “The Bean”.

The Bean

The Bean

Ingredients:

Homemade Coffee Liquor with JJ Bean and Continental Espresso Beans

Homemade Chocolate Vermouth with organic French cocoa nibs

Cream

Fresh Espresso

Cointreau

Pairing Notes:

Lauren suggests the Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Brulee from The Refinery as her dessert of choice to pair with this drink.