Finally, a blog post for all the coffee lovers! The only thing better than a coffee pick-me-up is a coffee whiskey to reinvigorate you. Stick around to learn more about some delicious coffee whiskey options and enjoyable coffee whiskey cocktail recipes.
We've all noticed the whirl of attention the Espresso Martini is getting. I would even go as far as saying the Espresso Martini ranks near the very top of the best cocktails of 2022 list. While the infamous Espresso Martini doesn't require a coffee whiskey, stay tuned for some pleasant coffee whiskey cocktails that will switch things up while giving you the same type of feel.
Coffee Facts You May Not Know
Coffee is a big part of most people's lives! So before we get into all the coffee whiskey fun, here are some fun coffee facts that might surprise you!
- The legend of who discovered coffee is a funny one. In Ethiopia, a goat herder named Kaldi would notice something interesting whenever his goats ate from a certain plant. Every time his goats would eat these specific "red berries," they would act strange. While their usual behavior was calm, they would become energized. The goats grew so energized they wouldn't sleep through the nights. The "red berries" in question did come from a coffee plant. After observing his goats' behavior, he tried the berries for himself and became energized as well. And that's how Kaldi discovered coffee.
- Brazil is the leader in coffee production. Vietnam is the second.
- Finland consumes the most coffee in the world. The Finnish love their coffee!
- A cup of black coffee contains a whopping two calories.
- Light roast coffee has more caffeine in it than dark roast coffee.
- California and Hawaii are the only two states that grow coffee in the United States; however, it seems like Florida has made its way onto the coffee scene.
4 Coffee Whiskey Options To Choose From
Let's discuss four coffee whiskey options to add to your flavored whiskey collection. We have whiskies from Jameson, Few Spirits, Stillhouse, and Ballotin. The Ballotin option will indulge in all your chocolate cravings if you're looking for a cream whiskey.
Jameson Cold Brew Coffee and Irish Whiskey
Let's start with an Irish coffee whiskey that will knock your socks off. We're all familiar with Jameson Irish Whiskey, the top-selling Irish whiskey that stays on top consistently. For flavored whiskey lovers, Jameson makes two great options, Jameson Orange Whiskey and Jameson Cold Brew.
Jameson Cold Brew is a triple-distilled Irish whiskey that combines Colombian and Brazilian Arabica coffee beans. It's rich and smooth with a warm vanilla nuttiness. It's best served neat or over ice. You'd be surprised how refreshing Jameson Cold Brew is with a splash or two of cola and an orange twist! It's quite the pairing.
Few Spirits Cold Cut Bourbon with Cold Brew Coffee
Few Spirits has been a grain-to-glass distillery since 2011 and has managed to rack up on awards. And speaking of awards, Few Cold Cut Bourbon has won two Worlds Whiskies Awards: Best American Flavoured and World's Best Flavoured.
Few Cold Cut Bourbon is a bourbon whiskey with cold brew coffee. It's an approachable option that's whiskey dominated; however, the smooth cold brew flavor brings a bold depth to your flavor palate. With roasted notes of cinnamon and clove, Few Spirits Cold Cut Bourbon with Cold Brew Coffee has a unique profile with its rich notes of coffee. It has a lingering finish that will keep you wanting refill after refill.
Stillhouse Black Bourbon
There's a debate on whether Stillhouse Black Bourbon is considered a traditional bourbon or a coffee bourbon. Many think that the coffee flavor is so bold that it has to be considered a coffee bourbon, while others beg to differ. Try it out and see for yourself!
Stillhouse Black Bourbon is a bold choice that's the perfect amount of balanced and smooth. With the bold notes of roasted ground coffee and caramel, Stillhouse Black Bourbon is made using a blend of corn, rye, barley, and limestone water and barreled in charred American oak.
Stillhouse Black Bourbon comes in sleek stainless steel packaging. This will help chill your bourbon extra fast. Chill your bourbon quickly and enjoy it even quicker!
Ballotin Whiskey Cream
Want to change things up and try a cream whiskey? Ballotin is here for you.
Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey is a collection of chocolate whiskies for all chocolate lovers. It's approachable, creamy, and indulgent. We have the Ballotin Chocolate Mocha Whiskey Cream among the eight different chocolate options. It's silky and rich with dark mocha and espresso flavors combined with spicy whiskey.
5 Honorable Mentions With Coffee Notes
While some whiskies are purely coffee flavored, there are many on the market with bold notes of coffee that aren't necessarily considered coffee whiskies. Here are five whiskies with bold notes of coffee that'll dazzle your tastebuds.
First up, we have Sonoma Distilling Co Straight Bourbon Whiskey. It is a wheated bourbon that's made with a mash bill of corn, wheat, malted barley, and rye. The Sonoma Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a decadent flavor profile, including toasted vanilla, coffee, almond, and toffee brittle.
Next, we have Balcones Texas Rye. Balc0nes Texas Rye is made from a 100% rye mash bill. Distilled in copper pot stills, Balcones Texas Rye is a blend of different flavors, including creamy toffee, coffee, nuts, and spice. You'll also notice the aroma of softly charred oak. The finish exudes a lingering taste of peanut butter and rich dark chocolate.
Third, we have Pinhook Bourbon. Aged for a little over three years, Pinhook Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bright with flavor. Right off the bat, you'll be met with flavors of freshly roasted coffee, nutmeg, and aromatic orange blossom. Then, the palate changes into something more. The palate will transition to notes of toasted coconut, butterscotch, and almond.
Next, we have Shibui Pure Malt Whisky. Shibui collaborates with several distilleries in Japan to create whiskies that are natural in color and non-chill filtered. Shibui is bound to surprise you. With notes of coffee, walnut, and chocolate, the Shibui Pure Malt Whisky goes through a double copper pot still distillation. Change up your whisky game with this Japanese whisky.
And finally, we have the Mitchell & Son Yellow Spot. Yellow Spot has a honey-like sweetness with flavors of fresh coffee, milk chocolate, and Crème Brûlée. It also has notes of toasted oak and red apples. It's a complex single-pot still Irish whiskey that's won multiple awards.
4 Delicious Coffee Whiskey Cocktails
I couldn't leave you hanging without a few cocktail recipes to kick off your coffee whiskey journey! The Jameson Cold Brew Martini is for Espresso Martini lovers! The Coffee Whiskey & Cola is for those who want something classic and refreshing. And finally, the Ballotin Irish Coffee is for those who want to enjoy a spiked, creamy coffee! They're easy, quick, and delicious!
Simple mixers also work great with coffee whiskey! Aside from your freshly brewed coffee or favorite cold brew, mix your coffee whiskey with cream soda, tonic water, or cola!
Jameson Cold Brew Martini
First, we have the Jameson Cold Brew Martini, better known by Jameson as a Brew-tini. This cocktail has made quite the splash as the Irish version of the Espresso Martini we can't get enough of. It's fast, easy, and straightforward. You'll need:
2 parts Jameson Cold Brew
1 part cold brew
1/3 part simple syrup (adjust to taste)
- Add your Jameson Cold Brew, cold brew, and simple syrup with ice in a shaker.
- Shake well.
- Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a few coffee beans.
- Drink up and enjoy!
Coffee Whiskey & Cola
For this cocktail recipe, you can use any coffee whiskey you wish. Choose between Jameson Cold Brew, Few Spirits Cold Cut Bourbon with Cold Brew Coffee, or the Stillhouse Black Bourbon. This one is easy, refreshing, and will be ready in just a minute. You only need:
2 parts Coffee Whiskey of your choosing
4 parts Cola
- In a glass with ice, add your coffee whiskey and cola.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge or orange twist.
- Stir and enjoy!
Ballotin Irish Coffee
For everyone that wants their coffee cocktail a little creamier, the Ballotin Irish Coffee is for you. Here's a cocktail that will taste like a desert. You'll need:
2 parts Ballotin Chocolate Mocha Whiskey Cream
3 parts Freshly Brewed Coffee
1/2 part Irish Whiskey of your choosing
- Start by brewing your coffee.
- Add your freshly brewed coffee into a mug along with your Ballotin Chocolate Mocha Whiskey Cream and Irish whiskey of your choosing. Jameson Irish Whiskey works just fine!
- Enjoy this decadent, creamy treat of a cocktail!
Cold Brew Old Fashioned
An Old Fashioned is the image of a classic cocktail! Let's take the famous classic cocktail and spice it up with some coffee-flavored whiskey!
It might surprise you that a coffee-flavored whiskey makes for a great Old Fashioned cocktail, but here we are! It's as simple as swapping out your whiskey for a coffee-flavored whiskey! Here's what you'll need to get started:
2 parts Coffee Whiskey (Jameson Cold Brew is a great option, but any of the others will also work!)
Simple Syrup (adjust to taste)
- Add your coffee whiskey, simple syrup, angostura bitters, and ice in a mixing glass.
- If you want to add a little something extra, you can also add some chocolate bitters for some extra goodness. It's up to you!
- Mix the ingredients for 30 seconds until everything is well combined.
- Then, pour over a glass with ice.
- Garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy!
Other Coffee Flavored Liquor Options
If you want to try a coffee-flavored spirit away from the scope of whiskey, Liquorama has many other options. We have several coffee options, including rum, liqueur, vodka, moonshine, ready-to-go cocktails, and stout. Search through the pages of options!
For now, let's get acquainted with a few different coffee spirits.
If you're looking for a coffee-flavored rum, check out Hue-Hue Coffee Rum. They take high-quality ingredients and keep things simple. It's just "silver rum, cold brewed coffee, and 4 grams of demerara sugar". The rum comes from the Caribbean, and the coffee beans come from Guatemala. You can drink Hue-Hue Coffee Rum in a bunch of different ways. Add it to your coffee. Add it to a milk of your choosing. Add it to a nice cocktail blend. Add some brown sugar. Drink it on its own. Do whatever you wish!
Are you looking for a coffee liqueur? I'm sure you've all heard of or tried Kahlúa, but have you tried Kahlúa Vanilla Coffee Liqueur or Kahlúa Blonde Roast Style Coffee Liqueur? Those are two great ways to spike your coffee and give it some life. Or drink it ice-cold! The choice is yours.
Moonshine doesn't get talked about enough, so here are two coffee-flavored moonshine options that will change up your liquor game. First, we have the Ole Smoky Mountain Java Moonshine. With warm notes of vanilla, the Mountain Java Moonshine tastes great in your morning coffee, but who says you have to have your coffee in the morning? Second, we have Ugly California Rise & Shine Coffee Moonshine. It's strong, full of flavor, and made from Brazilian coffee beans. What makes it different than the rest, though? Ugly California Rise & Shine Coffee Moonshine has no added sugars like the other coffee-flavored spirits on the market. Enjoy it in a cocktail or alongside some delicious dark chocolate.
There's more where that came from! Check out all the other delicious options on the Liquorama website!
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