Toast National Coffee Day with these java-inspired cocktails

Today is National Coffee Day. And while many folks will be heading to Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts or some other favorite coffee shop, we suggest heading to your favorite liquor store to mix up one of these jave-inspired cocktails.

img_8041Drambuie Ice Kaffe

.75 parts Drambuie

.75 parts Tequila Cream

.50 parts Light Agave

1.5 parts Milk

1.5 parts Coffee

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake 3 times. Double strain into an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a frozen coffee ball.

Java Royale

1 part Drambuie

.50 part Green Chartreuse

3 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Concentrate

Combine with ice in a rocks glass, stir until well chilled. Garnish with a skewered piece of candied ginger and serve.



The Double Shot Martini

1.5 parts Avión Espresso Tequila

1 part milk or half & half

Add all ingredients to shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 1-3 espresso beans.



The Afterhours

1 part Avión Espresso Tequila

2 parts Avión Anejo

Pour ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir.

Special thank you to Vance Henderson, DC-based mixologist and Drambuie National Ambassador, for his Drambuie cocktail recipes.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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