Coffee and Bourbon: A Beautiful Pairing
February 8, 2016
These are a few of my favorite things… Let’s admit it, for most of us, coffee and alcohol are on that list. We wake up with one, wind down with the other. While “everything in moderation” is a great general principle for life, there’s no denying the joy of doubling down on your favorite beverages, either. So let’s be honest: coffee and liquor, especially bourbon, were made for each other.
The rich, varied tastes in coffee and espresso go well with bourbon, complementing the flavor profiles in your favorite American spirit. Toss a little bit of our Bourbon Cream in your cup and the flavors of rich maple and vanilla will take your brew to a heavenly new level. While you can use the recipe for our Awesome American coffee, we encourage you to experiment and find your perfect bourbon cream and cup-o’-Joe pairing.
For starters, consider the complexity of the coffee or espresso itself. There are so many flavor notes within a particular coffee that you can change the entire tone of your cocktail with a different choice of brew. Go to your local coffee shop and talk to your barista about their selections to get a few different options. You could even do a side-by-side taste comparison of the various blends with bourbon cream to really get a feel of the differences. You might be surprised at what you find — and trust us, it’s pretty fun as research projects go.
Whipped cream or plain, iced or hot, adding a shot or two of your favorite liquor or keeping it simple (Bourbon Cream directly in my mug of black coffee, please) — you’re sure to discover why coffee and bourbon make such beautiful friends. If you come up with something fun or surprisingly delicious, please make sure you share it with us! We’d love to get the word out.