Grave Digger

Get grounded this Halloween with a dessert cocktail that’s as disturbing as it is delicious. The Grave Digger is a simple twist on a Spanish Coffee with one spooky exception: It’s topped with crushed Oreo cookies and a tiny shovel to resemble a freshly dug grave—a nifty little trick we picked up from cocktail influencer Katie Stryjewski, aka @garnish_girl.

  • 1 1/2 oz Vanilla-infused brandy*
  • 3/4 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Espresso
  • Garnish: Whipped cream
  • Garnish: Oreo cookies
  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a coupe.

  3. Top with whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies (discarding cream in center).

  4. *Vanilla-infused brandy: Cut 2 fresh vanilla pods lengthwise and place into a 750 mL bottle of brandy. Let sit for 3 to 5 days, shaking occasionally. Strain out pods and store.

Watch the video: Architects - Gravedigger (October 2021).