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September 29 is National Coffee Day, and October 1 is International Coffee Day, but any weekend, vacation or long-night deserves a coffee cocktail, and so do you. That's why we've gathered a few recipes from some of our favorite spirit brands to inspire your next caffeine cocktail fix.
Whether you're looking for a classic Irish coffee, an espresso martini, or something made with tequila, rum and more, these recipes are sure to hit the mark.
Let’s start things off with a tried and true classic. The espresso martini never misses, and this recipe from Tito’s more than gets the job done.
Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with espresso beans.
This recipe from Mercer + Prince puts a whiskey twist on the espresso martini’s favored formula. Did you know this Canadian whiskey brand is founded by A$AP Rocky? True story!
Directions: Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake to combine/chill. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with three espresso beans.
In more of a tequila mood? They say it's the only spirit that’s officially an upper, and while we can’t say that’s backed by science, mixing your Casamigos with Bailey’s and espresso will certainly do the trick.
Directions: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into coupe glass. Garnish.
How about a play on Irish coffee, but made with Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum? This one might go down too easy!
Directions: Garnish with cinnamon and whipped cream.
Well, if we’re going to share a play on Irish coffee, we also have to share the real thing. This recipe was created by Kevin Pigott, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey Global Brand Ambassador.
Directions: Preheat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water. Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well. Once sugar has melted, stir in the Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball – you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency. Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent cream from penetrating the top of the drink).
Photography by: Courtesy of Mercer + Price; Courtesy of Sailor Jerry's; Courtesy of Tullamore D.E.W.