The Irish have their version and now its Manchester’s turn for its take on the coffee cocktail.

Luxury coffee bean to cup technology innovators, Jura, commissioned Manchester’s favourite and only MIXTA* Danny Biggwither (aka Biggsy) from The Liquor Store for his interpretation of the drink.

“The Manchester Coffee gives city socialites and caffeine addicts their very own signature cocktail to celebrate their city in style.”

Paying homage to the Manchester Tart, sweet syrups and ruby port form the base of the cocktail with raspberry jam, custard, a hint of coconut and cherry nodes.

Stout from Marble, a micro-brewery in the city’s Northern Quarter, is shaken to create the creamy draught-style head comparable to Boddingtons.

The northern brew will perk-up workers’ afternoon office slumps and is the perfect pre-party evening drink. It’s exclusively available at the Liquor Store, St Mary’s Parsonage, and bars and venues across Manchester will soon follow suit introducing similar variants.

“Mixing caffeine with alcohol can be a tricky exercise…”

Specially trained Manchester MIXTAs [Barista come Mixologist] are only those who are qualified to create the real deal and Danny is the first in the city to have undergone the rigorous training with Jura.

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David Naylor from Jura, said: “Mixing caffeine with alcohol can be a tricky exercise. Our MIXTA courses perfect the art of buzz meets booze to create delightfully decadent coffee cocktails – something that not every mixologist can master.

“There is a real appetite for moments of indulgence and there’s a lot to be said for enjoying the pleasure of now especially with the emergence of coffee inspired cocktails fast becoming the drink of choice this season.

“…our city’s brewing heritage using local liquors from small independent suppliers…”

Jura’s half day MIXTA courses are completely free of charge to businesses and customers when any of its coffee machines from their range are purchased.

Commenting on his creation, Danny explains: “I wanted to create a cocktail that reflects our city’s brewing heritage using local liquors from small independent suppliers from across the city.

“The Manchester Coffee gives city socialites and caffeine addicts their very own signature cocktail to celebrate their city in style.”

The Manchester Coffee is on sale at the Liquor Store priced at £8.95.

And if you want to create your own Manchester Coffee at home, here’s how it’s made:

Ingredients

  • 75 ml Stout
  • 10 ml Vanilla Syrup
  • 20 ml Egg White
  • 15ml Ruby Port
  • One shot of espresso
  • 10 ml Kaluha
  • Chocolate sprinkles to garnish.

Method

  • Cool a Martini glass with ice
  • Combine the above contents in a shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds or so
  • Remove ice from glass and pour the contents of the drink slowly in to the martini glass ensuring that a halo forms on top of the drink
  • Sprinkle the chocolate or alternatively you may use cocoa powder.

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