How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Millions of coffee lovers from across the globe will embrace their passion for anything pertaining to a cup of Joe on National Coffee Day.  It has been known to boost brainpower, reduce stress, and aids to making your immune system stronger. The US and Canada celebrate on September 29 while other nations mark the brewed holiday on October 1.     While many establishments will offer perk promotions all day,  we have instead decided to share our favorite recipes to sip to get your caffeine fix while enjoying a delightful libation. Since you probably imbibe an espresso or cappuccino, adding a spirit on National Coffee Day will spark a complex and flavorful experience that would complement those high- energy moments.   Enjoy!

How To Celebrate National Coffee Day

Ketel One Marvelous Espresso Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka 
  • 1 oz (Locally Sourced) Espresso
  • 3/4 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/8 oz Simple Syrup

Method:

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice.   Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass.

How To Celebrate National Coffee Day

Zacapa + Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz  Ron Zacapa 23 Rum
  • 5 oz Hot Coffee
  • ½ oz Cinnamon syrup
  • ¼ oz Amaro Montenegro
  • Hand Whipped Cream or Foam

Method:

Add rum, coffee, cinnamon syrup and amaro into a chilled mug, topped with whipped cream.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

The Joyful Soul

By: Erick Castro, Raised by Wolves & Polite Provisions 

Ingredients:

• 1.5 oz Vamonos Riendo Mezcal
• 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
• .5 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao
• .5 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur
• Orange Slice

Method:

Stir with ice and stain into a double Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange slice.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

A Proper Coffee

Created by Sonny Verdini, Bar Manager, TRADE (Boston, MA) 

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients together in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and then strain into a Nick and Nora glass.Garnish with hand whipped cream and coffee beans.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Cutwater Spirits Horchata Cold Brew Canned Cocktail

This ready to enjoy canned cocktail involves creamy Horchata Vodka combined with a roasty medium-bodied cold brew coffee with a 12.5% ABV.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Topsy Turvy

Created by Jeremy Oertel

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail mixing glass.  Stir mixture, and then strain into a Nick & Nora glass.  Garnish with orange twist.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

The Dorthaquiri

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Strawberry Infused Rum
  • 1 oz. Caffé Borghetti
  • 5 oz. Cold pressed espresso
  • ¼ Cinnamon Syrup

Method:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.   Next, strain mixture into glass and garnish with a mini biscotti.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Starward Cold Fashioned

Ingredients:

Method:

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Serve in a rocks glass over 1 large rock with an orange zest.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Tanteo Tequila Chipotle Mexican Coffee

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila
  • 5 oz. Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • Whipped cream for topping

Method:

Add fresh coffee to glass, stir in white and brown sugar until dissolved. Add Tanteo Chipotle Tequila and stir. Top with whipped cream.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

Crystal Head Vodka Night Cap

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka
  • ½ oz. Premium Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 Freshly Brewed Espresso Shot
  • Chocolate shaving or coffee beans

Method:

Pour Crystal Head, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously to create froth then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings or finely crushed coffee beans.

How Coffee Lovers Should Celebrate National Coffee Day

The Proper No Twelve Mad MAC

Gavin McMonigle, Piss & Vinegar, Philadelphia

Ingredients:

Method:

Hard shake all ingredients in a tin with crushed ice. strain into 6 oz. Irish coffee glass and serve.

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