Coffee has become one of our favorite cocktail ingredeints. In honor of the coming weekend and International Coffee Day on September 29th, we’re celebrating with some out-of-the-box coffee cocktail recipes. Coffee isn’t just for Irish coffees. (Although we love those too)
1 1/4 parts Illy canned sweetened coffee
1 ½ parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
1/4 part Coffee Herring
Orange slice for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and strain in to a glass coffee mug and garnish with orange slice.
Maker’s 46 Latte
Created by Chef Gary Anza, Bistro 33
1 Part Makers 46 Bourbon
2 tablespoons fresh finely ground espresso
4 parts spring water
3 parts + 1 ounce organic whole milk
½ cup ice cubes
½ part vanilla vodka
1 rock candy swizzle stick
Fresh ground nutmeg
Prepare espresso in stove top espresso maker. Bring 3 parts milk in a small saucepan or Turkish coffee pot to boil. Mix espresso and milk in coffee mug. Add Maker’s 46 Bourbon. Make the vanilla vodka foam: Add vanilla vodka and 1 part milk to small shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until frothy. Pour foam over espresso milk mixture. Add swizzle stick and pinch of nutmeg. Stir and enjoy.
**A Note from the Chef: Gary recommends this as an after-dinner indulgence with dessert or brunch accompaniment with pastries. The vanilla vodka pairs well with the natural vanilla notes in the Maker’s 46 Bourbon, and the rich espresso flavor is a perfect match for its smoky undertones.
Hot Coffee Cocoa-Nut
1 ½ parts Sugar Island Coconut Rum
1/4 part white crème de menthe
2 1/4 parts milk hot chocolate
1 part brewed coffee
Stir all ingredients while hot. Top with whipped cream and cocoa powder.