Cocktails & Spirits

Cocktail using coffee-infused bourbon

mstrimel | Dec 18, 201908:38 AM     13

My wife (who is normally a teetotaler) saw a dessert cocktail on a restaurant menu that called for "coffee-infused bourbon" and she wanted to try it. I now have some Evan Williams / coffee / vanilla bean mixture steeping in preparation for Christmas (see link below). It has some demarara sugar in it.

I need to know what cocktail to make with it? My wife has provided some weird parameters, so please work with me here:

1. No Manhattans, as her favorite aunt was an active alcoholic and that was Auntie's drink of choice :(

2. Nothing to be served after dinner, as everyone will be "too full" by then. (The cocktail we saw that started all this had salted caramel whipped cream, so I think people would make room, but stay with me here).

3. In my view, it would be a waste to simply add this liqueur to coffee, as it already tastes like coffee.

Is there a pre-dinner drink, perhaps something served straight up in a stemmed glass, that you would recommend to show off this bourbon treat? I'm not hosting this year, so I'm happy to do things that are complicated and/or require unusual ingredients.

Thanks in advance!!

DIY Coffee Whiskey. Let's Do This.

Our favorite beverage, mixed with our other favorite beverage. And the results? Better than the sum of its parts.

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