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Bittermens New Orleans Coffee Liqueur 375ml


Country of origin:   USA         Alcohol content: 24% Alcohol by Volume

In early 2012, Bittermens started working with chicory and coffee – two classic bitter flavors that have been part of New Orleans’ iconic coffee blends for over a hundred years. In the late spring, they came up with a cocktail bitter recipe based on these flavours and took a sample of them down to New Orleans to see if local bartenders thought we were doing their city proud. While they were tasting folks on the bitters, fate intervened.

On the first day of a multi-day tour through the bars of the city, they ended up at Mid-City’s Twelve Mile Limit where they started talking to the bartender about local roasters making great coffee in New Orleans.

It ends up that the bartender, Anderson Stockdale, an award-winning barista, was just about to launch a coffee company. She suggested making a New Orleans-style coffee liqueur.

As they were prototyping the liqueur, they were introduced to Marc de Kuyper, owner of Mandarine Napoleon. As they were talking, he mentioned that his distillery was in Belgium, which was the start of an idea to add some Belgian candy syrup on hand to the liqueur. That is when they realised they had the start of something special.

The New Orleans Coffee Liqueur blends New Orleans-sourced coffee beans from Brazil with organic roasted French chicory root. They then add a touch of vanilla and a handful of cacao nibs from Taza Chocolate, sweetening the final liqueur with a domestic Belgian-style candi syrup.

They thought that if they were going to use New Orleans in the name, then they want to give something back to the city. So, for every bottle sold worldwide, they’re donating fifty cents to a New Orleans charity. 

Formulated By: Avery Glasser


The Dude Abides, by Avery Glasser

2 oz El Dorado 3 year old Rum
3/4 oz Bittermens New Orleans Coffee Liqueur
2.5 oz Cream

Pour each ingredient, in that order, into a rocks glass filled with ice. Give a quick stir. Or, if you want, give it a quick dry shake and pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Dust with powdered espresso if you have it. Sit back and enjoy. The dude abides.


The Mid-City - Avery Glasser’s riff on the Vieux Carré, named for the neighborhood that inspired the New Orleans Coffee Liqueur

1 oz Rye
1 oz Cognac
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Bittermens New Orleans Coffee Liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
6 drops Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Stir and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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