We at the lair have decided to give some very dessert-like drinks a go over the feels-like-winter, but-not-quite-winter season. The Mudslide showed up on my search and gave me an opportunity to finally open the bottle of Carolans Irish Cream I have. This was a good start to trying creams of the Irish variety!
2 oz Chocolate Liqueur
2 oz Coffee Liqueur
2 oz Irish Cream
Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add ingredients. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Drink. Lick the cocktail glass clean!
Boy, those sale prices get my attention. While perusing the shelves, I ran across Copa de Oro Coffee Liqueur, a Kahlua knock off. Now, I am a coffee lover. So this was an opportunity to mix coffee and cocktails.
Copa de Oro, upon opening, smells like coffee with sweetener. In a shot glass, the sip revealed a very sweet, thick, coffee syrup. There was very little alcohol taste. Aside from the heavy sweetness, I could drink this straight, or over ice.
The first cocktail I tried was a Black and White, which is simply coffee liqueur and Half ‘n Half. It was very good, but very dessert like. I have also used it more recently in the Mr Bali Hai, which I enjoyed immensely.
I think I’d like to try another brand to see if it is equally as sweet.
Proof: 44 (22% ABV)
Price: $7 for 750ml (on sale)
Buy again: Probably
Sometimes a cocktail is a very simple concoction. A Rum and Coke fits the bill. Or this one, the Mocha Cola.
I heard about a Japanese release called Coke and Coffee Plus. I figured it had already been done as a cocktail. Of course it had! As a 1:1 mix, it is very sweet. Strangely enough, adding more cola improved it. A different coffee liqueur may also be less sweet.
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Coke (2 oz works well, too)
Add the ice to a glass, and pour in the coffee liqueur. Add the Coke and stir.