National Coffee Day — enjoy it the boozy way

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National Coffee Day, the day we get to celebrate the beverage that has our back through thick (Monday mornings) and thin, is coming up on Sunday, September 29.

While the power of coffee deserves to be recognized on a regular basis, this very important holiday happens to fall on the weekend this year — so let’s celebrate accordingly, with an adult coffee!

Please see below for our delicious coffee recipes:

A PROPER COFFEE

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Ingredients:

2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1.5oz Boston Harbor Coffee Liqueur

1oz Mandarine Napoleon

.5oz Benedictine

Method: Shake/Strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with hand-whipped cream and coffee beans.

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN COFFEE

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Ingredients:

2 oz. Tanteo Chipotle Tequila

5 oz. Freshly Brewed Coffee

1/2 teaspoon Granulated White Sugar

1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar

Whipped cream for topping

Method:

Add fresh coffee to glass, stir in white and brown sugar until dissolved. Add Tanteo Chipotle Tequila and stir. Top with whipped cream.

STARWARD COLD FASHIONED

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Ingredients:

2 oz Starward Australian Whisky

2 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

1 dash Orange Bitters

Method:

Combine all in a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Serve in a rocks glass over 1 large rock with orange zest.

THE DORTHAQUIRI

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Ingredients:

2 parts Strawberry Infused Rum

1 part Caffé Borghetti

1.5 parts cold-pressed espresso

.25 Cinnamon Syrup

Method: All ingredients in shaker and strain into glass and garnish with a mini biscotti.

THE MAD MAC

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Ingredients:

2 oz. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

1 Part Mexican Coffee Liqueur

2 scoops Mint Chocolate ice cream

Method: Hard shake all ingredients in a tin with crushed ice. strain into 6 oz. Irish coffee glass and serve.

NIGHT CAP

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Ingredients:

1 ½ oz. Crystal Head Vodka

½ oz. premium coffee liqueur

1 freshly brewed espresso shot

Chocolate shaving or coffee beans

Method: Pour Crystal Head, coffee liqueur and espresso into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to create froth then strain into a martini glass. Garnish: Chocolate shavings or finely crushed coffee beans

TOPSY TURVY

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Ingredients:

2 oz Carpano Antica Formula

1 oz Lock Stock & Barrel Rye Whiskey

1 tsp. Caffé Borghetti

1 dash Mole Bitters (preferably Bittermens)

Method: Stir, Strain into a Nick & Nora and garnish with an Orange Twist

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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