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Power Up Espresso Cocktail

If you’re looking for a post-dinner pick me up this is the cocktail!

We are excited to announce our newest collaboration with our friends at Confluence Distilling and Rosso Coffee Roasters; two of Calgary’s favourite hotspots. Experience the smooth freshness of Confluence Headwater vodka married to splendiferously roasted Rosso coffee beans to create a perfectly balanced sip. Confluence craftily distilled Rosso’s Tipping Point beans, pulling out notes of walnut, chocolate and a bit of local spirit to bring you a delicious espresso vodka, now available for delivery on SPUD! 




The Power Up cocktail brings the espresso vodka to the next level in this delicious winter cocktail. Cheers to a little boost in your day! Brought to you by Reece Southern from Proof YYC Cocktail Bar.



Power Up Cocktail

Power Up Cocktail

  • Author: Becky Freeman-Musij


  • 1.5oz Confluence Espresso Vodka
  • .5oz Cynar
  • 1.5oz Rosso Cold Brew
  • .5oz Simple Syrup 2:1
  • 2 Dash Orange Bitters
  • 1 Large Pinch Salt
  • Garnish: Orange Twist


How to make Rosso Cold Brew

  • Coarsely crush 1.5 cups of Rosso whole bean coffee (your fav will do) into 2 cups of water and steep for 24 hours in fridge.
How to make 2:1 simple syrup
  • Add 2 cups of white sugar and 1 cup of water into a pot. Heat until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate and allow to cool.

How to assemble cocktail

  • Fill your cocktail class with ice cubes so the glass keeps cold
  • In a shaker, add a heavy pinch of salt, orange bitters, simple syrup, Rosso cold brew, Cynar and finally, the Confluence espresso vodka
  • Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 7 seconds
  • Dump the ice out of your cocktail glass now that is cold, add shaved/crushed ice in place. Add the crushed ice to the top of the glass
  • Strain the contents from your shaker into the cocktail glass
  • Grab an orange rind and press the oils onto the top of the cocktail. Add the rest of the orange peel into the cocktail and enjoy!


  • Method: Shaken
  • Ice: Crushed / small cubes
  • Glassware: Collins / Tall Glass


  • Serving Size: 1
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