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The Emoji, A Spirit-Free Mixed Drink

Bartender Matthew Reysen created this spirit-free mixed drink after finding inspiration in a coffee cocktail he tried at Lost Lake in Chicago. “I’d never thought of combining coffee with tropical flavors before, but I’d been playing around with passion fruit, and I thought its sweet-sour quality might marry well with cold-brew’s chocolate notes,” says Reysen. “Because passion fruit is such a strong flavor, though, I only used three quarters of an ounce. I didn’t want its sourness to overwhelm the flavor of the coffee, which is the drink’s primary base.”


  • 1 1/2 oz. cold-brew coffee
  • 3/4 oz. passion fruit purée
  • 3/4 oz. orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:goblet
  • Garnish:lime wedge, cherry, freshly ground cinnamon


Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a goblet filled with crushed ice. Garnish.

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