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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Recipe Source

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

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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