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!

Copa de Oro Coffee Liqueur

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

Mocha Cola

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.