Irish Coffee meets a smoothie—lightly sweet, silky smooth, and refreshing, in this cocktail, created by Joshua Haddock, bar manager at The Nest at Thompson in Seattle. “It’s a perfect little pick-me-up on a hot day,” says Haddock.
- 3 oz. Slane Irish whiskey (or other Irish whiskey)
- 1 oz. Kahlúa
- 1 oz. Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile liqueur
- 3 oz. cold brew coffee
- 2 small slices banana
- 1 oz. half and half
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 droppers Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Garnish: orange peel and grated chocolate
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until everything is smooth and looks like a slushie. Pour into large Zombie or Collins glasses. Grate dark chocolate over the top and finish with an orange twist.