Ask any grill-master and they'll tell you rubbing your pork ribs, beef brisket or chicken wings in a mix of sugar, salt and spices before they hit the barbecue is a guaranteed way to maximise flavour. Take your barbecue rub to the next level by stirring through a teaspoon or two of instant coffee; it'll add a richness and aroma that'll have your guests fighting for the last serve.
To create this campfire-inspired twist on the classic cocktail, soak a handful of marshmallows in vodka for a week, strain the mixture, and discard the marshmallows. Dissolve one teaspoon of Moccona Barista Reserve Blonde Roast instant coffee in one tablespoon cold water, and add to a cocktail shaker with 35mL coffee liqueur, half a teaspoon vanilla extract, 50mL of the marshmallow-infused vodka and plenty of ice. Shake until frothy, then pour into a chilled Martini glass and top with a marshmallow toasted over the stove.
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