I am a barista in Oklahoma, one of the most uptight states I am aware of when it comes to many things, especially beer and liquor. Anyway, I am beyond stoked to very soon be a part of helping start a progressive establishment that will incorporate a mixture of hands on, old school espresso and quality coffee with a full liquor bar. Here is my question: Other than the obvious "Irish Coffee", I am eagerly looking for suggestions / recipes / books / websites etc. that have tried and true recipes for drinks (hot, cold, blended, flaming, whatever...) mixing espresso, coffee & liquor. Come on people, I am really counting on some serious feedback from my barista comrades here! Thank you in advance and all the very best.
Find an Israeli. When I was there, there were tons of coffee shops that served alcohol. Unfortunately I only remember whiskey and espresso.
I'm always down for a good coffee cocktail. Let me know if there's anything I can do. BaristaAlex (at) gmail
We are doing coffee for a local brewery. They have won gold medal with their coffee porter; It's a lighter porter with some crisp citric notes and we are doing a 50/50 blend of our Kenya French Mission and a Costa Rica from Rio Jorco for this. We also did another Kenya for Odell Brewing's Mercenary IPA. It's a very citrus forward beer, and the Kenya had similar tasting notes.
I would encourage you to do a drink that highlights both components vs doing something with booze and coffee (at least to serve :). If you do an espresso martini right it comes out pretty well, but you have to had at least two shots.