I pulled out the ingredients for my intended drink of the week, among them a bottle of Starbucks Coffee Liqueur. Have you tried this? It’s like Kahlua but has that particular Starbucks flavor, the same as in the bottled “cappucinos” and “double espressos” sold at the grocery. I believe it has caffeine in it, because when I’ve made drinks with it I find myself jittery and up very late.
Which, actually, makes it perfect for a night when I’m planning to attend the 10:35 showing of a 2 1/2 hour movie.
Anyway, still tied to the neck of the Starbucks bottle is a recipe guide, with suggestions of coffee liqueur drinks. And among these I found something so interesting that I abandoned my prior drink plans and made this instead:
1/2 part Starbucks Coffee Liqueur
1/2 part sweet vermouth
1 part Knob Creek Bourbon
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass; garnish with a maraschino cherry.