Coffee kicks off your day and powers you through a mid-afternoon slump. But why stop there? Coffee cocktails, especially as we’re in the dead of winter, are worthy at brunch, as an après-ski indulgence, or enjoyed as an after-dinner treat.
You’re already familiar with the iconic coffee cocktails, like a traditional Irish coffee made with Irish (obviously) whiskey, hot coffee, sugar (syrup or raw), and heavy whipped cream. That’s just as good at home by the fireplace as it is in a ski lodge after you click out of your boots for the day. For a cold cocktail, the espresso martini is a revered standby. Without any vermouth or gin, it takes liberty with the name “martini” and follows a formula of vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup, garnished with espresso beans.