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Coffee flavor in cocktails is nothing new. Classic recipes like Mexican and Irish Coffee are legendary. You also have coffee liqueur which shows up occasionally in recipes (one of our favorites is the Curfew cocktail), not to mention how easy it is to make an infusion. Drop a dozen beans into a bottle of vodka and in just a few days you have coffee vodka for a very interesting "martini". We happily admit to hosting more than one party with a creamy and sweet espresso cocktail on the menu! All playfulness aside, some readers know that we are actually pretty serious about coffee. We roast our own beans, pull shots of espresso at home, and we don't mind sharing our experience and knowledge with others. Ok, we are coffee snobs (this is the Pacific Northwest, after all) but we still get excited when new products come around that

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Drink Of The Week: Irish Coffee

There's more than one way to make Irish Coffee, and everyone who enjoys this winter warmer may have their own particular preference. However, it shouldn't contain Irish Cream, nor any nutty liqueurs. It's not a flavored coffee pre-mix either. It's just a simple, warm drink that might be the perfect choice this weekend on a cold holiday evening. I'd like to walk you through the basic preparation so if you are new to this cocktail you can get the most out of it. If you already enjoy ordering Irish Coffee, here's how you can make this soothing sipper at home.

First, you will need some Irish whiskey. I'm no expert, but Jameson and Bushmills are both reasonably priced and easy to find. If you want to try a more expensive spirit, go ahead. Can you make a good drink with bourbon or rye? Probably—it's just not what we are making

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