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Cocktail Corner | 5 O’Clock Coffee Cocktail

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Coffee cocktails can be so much more than a healthy dollop of Bailey’s in your mug (although I’m not knocking that at all). Did you know that citrus makes a great complement to a light roast? This drink is going to change the way you think about coffee. There are a couple of secrets to this – the first being that freshly ground beans have a brighter flavor that perfectly blends with the orange notes. The second key is, you guessed it, fresh squeezed orange juice. You can take shortcuts, I suppose, but do me a favor and try it this way the first time you make this. This cocktail would be fantastic with brunch, but I think it’s the perfect . . .

5 O’Clock Coffee Cocktail

  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz. brewed coffee, chilled
  • Heavy cream

Combine Grand Marnier, rum, simple syrup, orange juice, and coffee in a mixer. Stir. Pour mixture into martini glass and top with heavy cream. Garnish with cinnamon and orange rind if desired. Cheers!

NOTE: The coffee I used comes from a monthly coffee sampler service I have found and fallen in love with called Misto Box. It’s only $9.99 a month, and it’s a great way to try quality coffee beans and have them delivered right to your door. And yes, I find it’s worth it to invest in a coffee grinder. They don’t cost much and are very useful.

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Nanea Hoffman is the founder of Sweatpants & Coffee. She writes, she makes things, and she drinks an inordinate amount of coffee. She is also extremely fond of sweatpants. She believes in love, peace, joy, comfort, and caffeinated beverages.

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