coffee cocktails


One thing I love about fall is the idea of curling up to a fire in the evenings with a creamy cocktail.  Of course this is to my imaginary fireplace for now but visiting others with the wood burning safe haven is always a pleasure.

One of my go-to cocktails is Baileys on the rocks, which my mother turned me onto, but I also love drinks that combine coffee with liquor.  Two of my other fav concoctions are below. Now if caffeine keeps you up at night be sure to request decaf.  Happy brewing!

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Bushmills Irish Coffee, courtesy of the spotted on


  • 1.5 oz. Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
  • 3 oz. hot coffee
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. heavy cream

Directions:  Pour coffee into a warmed Irish coffee glass mug. Add sugar to taste, stir to dissolve. Add Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey. Top with slightly whipped cream, poured gently over the back of a spoon.

Espresso Martinis, recipe from Amalfi Restaurant, Nargansett, RI


  • 1 1/2 shots vodka
  • 1 shot expresso, cooled to room temp
  • 1/4 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1/4 ounce Godiva white chocolate liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce Tia Maria
  • Ice cubes

Directions:  In a martini shaker, combine vodka, espresso, creme de cacao, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, and  Tia Maria. Shake. Add ice cubes. Shake again. Strain into martini glass.

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