TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Mr. Black Cold Brew Espresso Liqueur, The Best Coffee Liqueur

When we first tasted Mr. Black at a trade show, it was magnificent—but only available in Australia, where it was created. Wholesale buyers liked it too, because now it’s widely available in the U.S. If you drink other coffee liqueurs, you’ve got to try Mr. Black. If you know a coffee drinker who’d enjoy sipping…
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COCKTAIL: Coffee & Cream (& Tequila)

Love coffee, tequila and heat? Here’s a cocktail called The Spicy Bee, from Patrón Spirits. It uses Patrón XO Cafe Dark, a rich coffee liqueur with a tequila base. If you want to use what you have, feel free to substitute, e.g., tequila and Kahlúa. RECIPE: COFFEE & TEQUILA COCKTAIL Ingredient For 1 Drink 1…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Irish Coffee Shots

Each year we present Irish coffee recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. Here they are: The history of Irish coffee and the original recipe Irish coffee recipe variations   But for something different this year, we like these Irish coffee “shots.” Traditional Irish coffee combines whiskey, brown sugar, black coffee and heavy cream. In these shots,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Russian Iced Coffee

In a tall glass or a short one, iced coffee lovers will get a kick from this drink. Photo courtesy DeLonghi.   For years, we’ve enjoyed Black Russians and White Russians, two venerable vodka-based cocktails. The Black Russian, invented in 1949, combines vodka and coffee liqueur; the subsequent addition of cream created a White Russian.…
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