Tonight I decided to combine a couple of my own infused liqueurs — coffee bourbon and vanilla vodka — to make a new cocktail. Actually, this is based on a recipe I once got off the label of a bottle Starbucks coffee liqueur, which became one of my favorite winter cocktails. It’s something you can sip by the fire, but it’s not too over-the-top, like a hot buttered rum (although, man, those are tasty).
After just a little tweaking, it was perfect… although I think next time I’d use Kahlúa instead of wasting any of my precious coffee bourbon on anything other than a coffee bourbon milkshake. Cheers!
- 2 oz vanilla vodka
- 1 oz coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa
- ½ oz simple syrup*
- Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass.