Forget, “its five o’clock somewhere.” National Coffee Day on September 29th gives us a great excuse to indulge in a cocktail bright and early! To celebrate, there’s no shame in opting for a shot of Irish cream or a slug of whisky in your morning Joe, but why not be a little more creative and classy with your A.M. drinking?
1 ¼ parts Illy canned sweetened coffee
1 ½ parts Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila
¼ 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 Maker’s 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.
Tasting Notes: Chef Gary recommends this as an after dinner indulgence or brunch accompaniment. 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
¼ part white crème de menthe
2 ¼ parts milk hot chocolate
1 part brewed coffee
Stir all ingredients while hot.