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Elysium 1.000

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post

Mar 21, 2012

The name of this sweet, slightly syrupy cocktail served at Poste Moderne Brasserie means "heaven." "It tastes that good," says lead bartender Jason Wiles. The touch of coffee leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce amaro (a bitter herbal liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • Dash chocolate bitters, such as Bitter Truth
  • 3/4 ounce brewed coffee
  • Twist of orange peel, for garnish


Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the amaro, Grand Marnier, amaretto, bitters and coffee. Stir, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

Garnish with the twist of orange peel.

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From Jason Wiles, lead bartender at Poste Moderne Brasserie in Penn Quarter.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 190

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 21g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 10g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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