Bartenders have hit the local coffee shop and taken their morning vices behind the bar. Your local craft cocktail watering hole probably has a smidge of single origin espressos, bitters, cold-brew, even manually-brewed, pour-over coffee making an appearance on their cocktail offerings.
Today’s coffee cocktails are not your standard creamy after-dinner Irish Coffee. Coffee culture has invaded bartenders’ creative whims and we now see coffee combined with the likes of tonic water or bitter amaro for cocktails that are perfectly perky, maybe even refreshing. Coffee no longer dominates the profile, taking a back seat to complex spirited flavor combinations, adding subtle nuances.
The fusion of bartender and barista feels like a natural evolution, as both drink categories have given birth to a rise of talent and specialty with
Does this caffeinated craze have the potential to usurp, dare I say, even the Queen of Brunch, The Bloody Mary? Could this be the “perk-