Football and cold weather is often synonymous with each other. When the snow and elements start to impact football games, we know winter is coming! However, just because the players are cold doesn’t mean that WE have to stay cold! Fortunately, we have the perfect cocktail that’ll keep us warm and ready for a full day of NFL action.
- 1 oz Irish whiskey
- 1/2 oz coffee liqueur (e.g., Kahlúa)
- 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp whipped cream
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
Step 1: Brew the Perfect Coffee
Start your journey by brewing a strong cup of coffee. Whether you prefer French press, pour-over, or your trusty drip coffee maker, make sure it’s hot and aromatic.
Step 2: Sweeten the Deal
While the coffee is still piping hot, stir in a tablespoon of brown sugar. Adjust the sweetness to your liking; you’re the quarterback of your brew.
Step 3: Add Irish Whiskey
Pour in a generous ounce of Irish whiskey. This is where the magic happens, adding that warming kick to your coffee. We recommend Tullamore Dew or Jameson, but any Irish whiskey works!
Step 4: Introduce the Coffee Liqueur
Take it up a notch by adding half an ounce of coffee liqueur (like Kahlúa). This not only enhances the coffee flavor but also gives your cocktail a delightful mocha twist.
Step 5: Top It Off with Whipped Cream
The key to touchdown-worthy coffee cocktails is the finishing touch. Carefully float two tablespoons of whipped cream on top of your brew. It should rest lightly on the surface, like a pristine snow cap.
Step 6: A Dusting of Cinnamon
Sprinkle a pinch of ground cinnamon over the whipped cream. This fragrant garnish adds a subtle layer of complexity to your creation.
Step 7: Sip and Savor
Now, it’s time to cozy up, take a sip, and savor the harmony of coffee, whiskey, and sweet cream. The Touchdown Coffee Cocktail is the ultimate game day companion, keeping you warm, alert, and thoroughly entertained.
Make this drink for either yourself or your friends who come over! You’ll quickly become the star of the day, regardless if your favorite team wins or not.
This drink will always go perfectly with our Gem of The Day!