It may sound strange, but the folks at Patrón decided to mix coffee and tequila together in their new Patrón XO Café premium liqueur. When I tried it, it slid down my throat so easily I wondered if there was, in fact, tequila present. The answer is: You better believe it. While other coffee-flavored liqueurs hover at around 50 proof, Patrón is a 70-proof libation. It’s less sweet and drier than many coffee liqueurs, and tasty enough to swig straight from the bottle; or, for a more civilized approach, use it in CHOW’s Drunken Affogato.
Patrón XO Café, $24.99