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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul


10 oz Imperial Stout or Black Ale
1 oz good quality Bourbon
1 oz Espresso Syrup (recipe below)

Espresso Syrup:
1/4 cup espresso beans, crushed
1 quart water
2 cups sugar


In a small pot, combine the crushed espresso beans, water and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the mixture has reduced by half. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the espresso beans, and allow to cool.

Then, combine the ale, bourbon and syrup in a glass or shaker. Shake or stir until well combine, and enjoy.