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African Sunrise Cocktail

African Sunrise

Slightly sweet and balanced, the African Sunrise is the perfect coffee cocktail for brunch! A spin on the traditional mimosa, it tastes like grapefruit with just a touch of the coffee's earthiness.


3 oz. Kenyan or Ethiopian cold brewed coffee

2 oz. grapefruit vodka

1 oz. sparkling water

½ oz. simple syrup

½ oz Grand Marnier

Ice cubes, one large ice sphere, or whiskey stones


1. Cold brewed the coffee.

2. Mix the vodka, sparkling grapefruit water, and syrup, then pour the coffee into the drink

3. Add ice cubes to the cup, and serve.

4. Garnish with an orange wedge or curl.


Chef Sheri's Tips


Each Mother Sauce produces two to three secondary sauces and host of derivitive sauces.



The key to developing rich sauces is in mastering the art of making a Roux.



Over-hydrated or thin sauces can be saved by making "slurry"; part cool sauce or liquid plus starch for thickening.

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