Coffee cocktails, you say? Sounds good to us. In fact, sometime there’s nothing better for dessert than a well-made coffee cocktail. Now, we’re not talking about a throw-your-Irish-cream-into-a-cup-of-coffee kind of cocktail. While that “recipe” has its place, we’re interested in creating some coffee cocktail recipes that will stick with you (well, stick with your memory, at least).
For inspiration, we took a hop, skip, and a jump across the country to Kentucky – a trip made possible by stepping into our local liquor store. We picked up two bottles: our favorite high-proof bourbon and a bottle of honey-flavored whiskey liqueur. We don’t like to drop brand names here, so we’ll leave that part of the shopping up to you. Just make sure you pick out top-shelf ingredients for this coffee cocktail…
My Ol’ Kentucky Home
- 1.5 oz high-proof bourbon whiskey
- ½ oz honey-flavored whiskey
- 1 pump Amoretti Premium White Chocolate Vanilla Syrup
- Hot coffee (to fill)
Add the high-proof bourbon whiskey and the honey-flavored whiskey to a favorite mug. Add one pump of the coffee syrup and then fill the rest of the mug with hot coffee. Stir well to ensure that the white chocolate vanilla syrup is thoroughly mixed!
Pretty tasty, isn’t it? While this isn’t necessarily a dessert cocktail, it sure does help polish off the end of a dinner party. After a large meal, this is the kind of cocktail you want for a pick-me-up.
Coffee & Whiskey: A Match Made in Heaven?
Do you know just how long coffee and whiskey have been paired together as a perfect match? According to legend, Irish whisky and coffee were first popularly combined in the 1940s at Foynes Airport in Ireland. The airport’s chef found the combination to be the perfect drink for weary travelers who needed an extra dose of energy but also needed to relax a little from the stressful flight experience. We find it hard to believe that this match-made-in-heaven wasn’t made a little bit earlier than the 1940s! Either way, we’ll take it!
Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Amoretti Premium White Chocolate Vanilla Syrup to make this coffee cocktail recipe. Our white chocolate vanilla coffee syrup is smooth and creamy, loaded with plenty of flavor. You definitely won’t want to miss out on including it in your creation of the My Ol’ Kentucky Home cocktail!