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Porchlight's 'Aunt Sally's Cafe' Is a Drink You Can Actually Make

Welcome to A Drink You Can Actually Make, Eater's first ever recipe series dedicated to simple cocktails from new bars across the country.

Dion Lee

Sleek new Southern gem Porchlight is prolific Manhattan restaurateur Danny Meyer's first ever standalone bar. Staying true to its roots, the dark spirit-stocked tavern is plentiful in bourbon, rye and American whiskey, with a list of Southern-accented libations originally curated by GM Michael Shain (Blue Smoke). But head bartender Nicholas Bennett (Booker & Dax) leads new intoxicants, inclusive of the below listed cocktail recipe for a drink you can actually make. Aunt Sally's Cafe is a play on the Vieux Carré, with flavors inspired by the beloved chicory coffee popular in New Orleans.

Photo by Paul Wagtouicz

Aunt Sally's Cafe
Serves 1 
1 ounce amaro (such as Meletti, Cynar or Averna)
1 ounce French brandy (such as Louis Royer Cognac)
1 ounce Jamaican rum (such as Appleton Estate) 
1/4 ounce coffee liquor (such as Kahlua)
2 dashes of bitters (such as Angostura)

Combine all ingredients in a double rocks glass with one large piece of ice. Stir.


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