Custom Cocktail: Ecstasy Goldentongue

A little while ago, I started making custom cocktails and mocktails based on characters created for friends. Today’s feature is a friend’s DnD character, Tiefling Warlock Ecstasy Goldentongue.

Artwork by Matt Spencer (Twitter / Website)

Ecstasy is described by his player Matt as “Severe, elegant, meticulous, scheming, devoted (to his patron, and to his own ambitions), and unconcerned with moral qualms.”

Immediately, I knew I wanted something dark and rich and elegant for this character. Coffee builds the base for the drink, with its bitter, bold flavor. Then I layered in complex notes from orgeat almond syrup, spiced rum, and sweet oranges. Seltzer helps sharpen the richness of the cocktail. It’s a complicated drink, but one in which the flavors blend into an intriguing whole, with a lingering finish that evolves with each sip.

Ecstasy Goldentongue (Stacy)

  • 1oz oz Mr Black or Grind coffee liqueur
  • 1oz dark spiced rum
  • 1oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2.5 oz cherry syrup (prep beforehand)
    • 1 C sugar
    • ⅔ C water
    • 1.5 C dark sweet cherries (frozen is fine)
      • Heat water, cherries, and sugar on stove on medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved
      • Remove from heat
      • Mash up berries with potato masher
      • Let steep 1 hour
      • Strain into bottle through mesh strainer and store in fridge
  • .5oz orgeat 
    (Can buy online or make your own using this recipe)
    • 1c plain unsweetened almond milk
    • 1.5c granulated sugar
    • 1/4tsp almond extract
    • 1/4tsp rosewater or orange blossom water
      • Heat all in saucepan over medium heat while stirring, until sugar dissolves
      • Remove from stove and let cool
      • Pour through fine mesh strainer into bottle and store in the fridge
  • Splash of seltzer or club soda
  • Gold sanding sugar (optional for rim)
  • Luxardo cherry or raspberry (optional for garnish)
  1. Rim a martini or coupe glass with sanding sugar
  2. Shake syrups, rum, orange juice, and coffee liqueur in a shaker with ice
  3. Pour into glass
  4. Add a splash of seltzer to top off
  5. Garnish with a raspberry or luxardo cherry on a cocktail skewer
Artwork by Matt Spencer (Twitter / Website)

Thanks so much to Matt for the inspiration!

You can find Matt (and Ecstasy) at the following links:

Twitter: @MSpencerDraws

Website: mspencerillustration.com

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