Most of us enjoy a steaming cup of coffee before work each day. A good kick of caffeine is the perfect wake up call. But there’s no reason to restrict your coffee to the daytime only. Add a dash of your favorite booze to your preferred brand of coffee and you have a match made in heaven.
The rich flavor of coffee pairs up really well with a range of spirits and liqueurs, making it the perfect mix for a warm coffee cocktail on a cool autumn or winter night. It’s the equivalent of a warm, soft furry blanket. From cocoa to orange, hazelnut, and cinnamon each flavor stands on its own while enhancing the warm aroma of the coffee. A decadent coffee cocktail loaded with whipped cream is the perfect way to end a dinner party.
Irish coffee is probably the most famous of the warm coffee cocktails. It has been around for decades and is arguably one of the most popular drinks to come out of Ireland. Irish coffee was invented in 1943, by a chef, Joe Sheridan, who served it to passengers on a delayed flying boat flight. Its popularity was spread by a US reporter who recreated it in a café in San Francisco and the rest, as they say, is history.
To create the best cocktails, it’s worth considering your ingredients. Alcohol won’t make up for bad coffee so get some freshly ground specialty roasted beans and invite your favorite people around for an evening of aromatic fun.