As Espresso Martini fever was growing circa 2022, a guest at Drink in Boston wanted a dessert cocktail that was coffee flavored and I came up with this Flip on the fly. I utilized Borghetti Espresso Liqueur and Averna from our house Espresso Martini recipe and the Benedictine, egg, and nutmeg garnish from the century-old Colleen Bawn. For a name, I dubbed this one after a line from the 1992 movie Glengarry Glen Ross – namely Coffee’s for Closers. Another line from that movie is “A. B. C.: Always be closing” except here the A. B. C. is Averna, Benedictine, coffee liqueur!
1 oz Averna
1 oz Benedictine
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
1 Whole Egg
Shake one round without ice and one round with ice, strain into a single old fashioned glass, and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and freshly grated coffee. This recipe was developed with Borghetti but should work well with most other coffee-flavored liqueurs.