There’s nothing like that first sip of coffee in the morning, but why stop there? To celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29, here are a few creative spins on caffeinated cocktails crafted with Mr Black Coffee Liquor from the East to West Coast to keep your coffee buzz going from from day to night.
Los Angeles Mr Black Perk Ups
Voted the best bar in Los Angeles in 2018, Accomplice is known for its inventive and culinary-focused cocktails. Feet Don’t Fail Me Now uses all equal parts of Amaro CioCiaro, an orange bitter amaro, and marmalade jam to contrast and compliment the rich, dark, cold brew coffee flavors of Mr Black and smoky mezcal.
Highland Park-based restaurant, Côté Est has created the Russian Spy, an elevated twist on pop culture classic cocktail the White Russian, combining Mr Black cold brew liqueur, Russian Vodka, Briottet Banana Liqueur, fresh cream, clove bitters, and topped with Nocino, an Italian walnut Liqueur.
Australians are known for their love of coffee, and Gwen, the meat and butcher-forward restaurant of renowned Aussie Chef, Curtis Stone is no different. Icarus is a delicious mix of American whiskey, including the peated Californian whiskey Lost Spirits Abomination, with Campari, Mr Black Australian cold brew coffee liqueur, demerara, and aquafaba with a dash of whiskey bitters and a grapefruit flame.
New York Mr Black Buzzy Specialties
A cheeky nod to Dick Bradsell, the creator of the iconic Espresso Martini, Kenneth McCoy of Ward III created the equally boozy and caffeinated, Wake Me Up, F**K Me Up cocktail. Combining the much-adored dairy alternative, oat milk, Peloton Mezcal, Mr Black cold brew coffee liqueur, Giffard Banane du Bresil, and chocolate bitters, this drink will take you into the night in the city that never sleeps.
Conor Myers, the Creative Director of Stone Street hotspot, Underdog created Sweep the Leg, a cocktail named in honor of beloved movie, The Karate Kid. Sweep The Leg conjures an exotic mix of Banks 7 Rum, housemade Californian Milk Punch, Pineapple Juice, Orgeat, Caraway Tincture, complimented with the rich, bitter coffee flavor of Mr Black.
Live your best life with a Dolce Vita cocktail at Bar Belly in the Lower East Side. A luxurious mix of Spanish Sherry, Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Cognac, Mr Black, topped off with dashes of Tonka Bean Tincture and Walnut bitters.
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