The Before 8 is the perfect cocktail to bridge the gap between these last remaining cool spring days and the warmer weather that’s just around the corner. As refreshing and thirst-quenching as it is tasty, the Before 8 strikes just the right balance.

Add sugar for a sweeter taste, but be careful not to muddle the mint leaves in the shaker—it tends to bring out an unpleasant bitter flavor and mutes the beautiful mint fragrance of this drink.


  • 60 ml (2 oz) espresso
  • half squeezed lime
  • 5 mint leaves
  • Ginger ale


Add the ingredients into a shaker, shake and double strain. Top with ginger ale.


Choose a coffee with strong aftertaste and rich in red fruits