As the old adage should have gone, we like our cocktails how we like our coffee.
And paired well.
Turns out java and spirits, especially this time of year, make for great bedfellows.
In honor of great pairings: InsideHook’s Cocktail Quarterly Vol. XI: Coffee Cocktails.
Coffee and booze can play off of each other in an amazing way
“Coffee and booze can play off of each other in an amazing way,” explains Ryan Wainwright, bartender for the LA hotspot Terrine. “I think a lot of it has to do with coffee’s richness and oily, full mouth feel. Coffee has such a variety of flavor thanks to regional differences and terroir. Understanding its flavor profiles can really accent the alcohol you are using.”
So drink up. Herein, we present a new take on hot buttered rum, an Irish Coffee recipe from the certified World’s Best Bar and a couple of cold brew-inspired takes, for warmer days ahead.