April 15, 2022

Rye Cappuccino

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Allie Albanese

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Allie Albanese

Rye Whiskey meets espresso in this delicious coffee cocktail that is sure to have you licking the glass and then asking for another!

A dark brown-colored Rye cocktail with a layer of white cream on top displayed in a small cordial glass and sitting on the edge of an old coffee grinder filled with coffee beans

Now THIS is my kind of coffee!

While perusing Sother Teague’s “I’m Just Here for the Drinks” I stumbled upon this nod to a cappuccino and knew immediately that I had to have it in my life! As Sother says in his book, “there’s something about mixing coffee with alcohol that just seems right.” I agree.

This is one of those dangerously delicious drinks that makes you want to lick the glass and then ask for another. It’s like an Irish Coffee in that way. Only this one is cold. And has Rye. And life is simply better with a bit of Rye.

I also really like the technique of shaking bitters into cream to add a layer of flavor to a drink. Not something I’ve done much before, but something I’ll definitely be looking for opportunities to do more often. And not just for boozy drinks! This is a trick we can all do – drinkers or not – to spice up an everyday coffee or tea, or even to add some extra flavor to whipped cream for your pie.

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A writer and photographer, Allie Albanese is the founder and curator of Parched Around the World. Here she seeks to tell stories about the intersection of food, drinks, cultures, and traditions in places near and far.

As the Beverage Director and Head Bartender of a high-volume cocktail bar, Allie spent years honing her mixology skills and learning about the fascinating world of drinks. In the time since, she's worked as a wine and cocktail consultant for both private and corporate clients, as well as a freelance journalist writing about cocktails, wine, food, and travel for various publications across the United States and abroad.

When mixing a drink for herself, you’ll likely find Allie with a fresh Gin Gimlet or a spicy Old Fashioned in hand!

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A dark brown-colored cocktail with a layer of white cream on top displayed in a small cordial glass

Rye Cappuccino

Rye Whiskey meets espresso in this delicious coffee cocktail that is sure to have you licking the glass and then asking for another!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Rye Whiskey

1 oz Espresso (cold)

½ oz Brown Sugar Syrup

2 dashes Chocolate Bitters

¾ oz Heavy Cream

Instructions:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

Combine Rye, brown sugar syrup, and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a cordial glass. Combine bitters and cream in a tin without ice and give a good, hard dry shake to whip it. Float the cream on top.

FOR THE BROWN SUGAR SYRUP:

Combine 2 parts dark brown sugar to one part water in small saucepan. Heat on the stove over low heat until sugar has completely dissolved.

A dark brown-colored cocktail with a layer of white cream on top displayed in a small cordial glass

Rye Cappuccino

Rye Whiskey meets espresso in this delicious coffee cocktail that is sure to have you licking the glass and then asking for another!

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Rye Whiskey

1 oz Espresso (cold)

½ oz Brown Sugar Syrup

2 dashes Chocolate Bitters

¾ oz Heavy Cream

Instructions:

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

Combine Rye, brown sugar syrup, and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a cordial glass. Combine bitters and cream in a tin without ice and give a good, hard dry shake to whip it. Float the cream on top.

FOR THE BROWN SUGAR SYRUP:

Combine 2 parts dark brown sugar to one part water in small saucepan. Heat on the stove over low heat until sugar has completely dissolved.

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May 15, 2022
Valerie
I absolutely cannot wait to try this!
Reply from
Allie
It is SO good. That Sother Teague sure knows a thing or two when it comes to mixing up a tasty tipple!
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