“There’s more to the coffee-based cocktail canon than just the Espresso Martini,” says Mr Black co-founder Tom Baker. “Coffee is just as at home in a Negroni as it is in a cocktail with a splash of red wine or tropical fruit.”
That said, Espresso Martinis will still be available at this pop-up. In fact, they’ll be on tap. There will also be a Nitro Espresso Martini (Mr Black, vodka, espresso), and cocktails served with Mr Black’s recently released Coffee Amaro (a bitter liqueur inspired by traditional Italian cocktails). The Fade to Black is a mix of Mr Black Amaro, Campari, sweet vermouth and espresso. For those who like fruit there’s the Berry Passionate (strawberry liqueur, passionfruit, Mr Black, chocolate bitters).
Desserts will be designed by Raphael Szurek, the head chef at Silvester’s. There’ll be a velvety espresso mouse (with a liquid centre of smoked vanilla and crunchy chocolate), and a frozen bitter-espresso granita topped with hot-chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue and cocoa nibs.
Mr Black’s Caffeine Lane Pop-Up is on Thursday March 15 and will run until March 17, from 5pm until late, at 1 Bulletin Place, Sydney.