Light It Up
As such, sticky espresso martinis and other coffee-based cocktails are due for a face-lift. And, here to bring boozy coffee up to speed is Firelit Coffee Liqueur.
By blending Blue Bottle's cold-brewed coffee with two different brandies (distilled from Chardonnay and coffee grounds, respectively), Kessinger creates the perfect boozy base (and we mean boozy--the stuff rings in at 60 proof) for a coffee drink that tastes like actual coffee.
Coffee purists will love it on its own over ice or with vodka and a spot of cream in a White Russian. The toasty flavor is a also a good match for rum drinks like the Firelit Torch, a balancing act of maple and allspice (click here to download recipe) that's served at the Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco.
Or keep it simple and pour a shot over gelato for a spiked affogato. Caffeine, booze and sugar: sounds like an ideal summer dessert.