We were planning a Fall Friend Fest to catch up with friends we had not seen since before the pandemic, and I needed an Irish whiskey cocktail that screamed "Autumn". I combined Irish whiskey with our pumpkin chai cold brew as an Irish coffee alternative, but it was a bit bitter. Cinnamon syrup toned it down, as well as the addition of Mr. Black which also helped build a beautiful foam. I made a spiced sugar glass with broken star anise pods to garnish and crunch on after the cocktail is gone.

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Ingredients

 1 oz Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 1 oz Irish Whiskey(Tullamore Dew)
 2 oz Pumpkin Chai Cold Brew
 0.25 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Directions

1

Make the spiced sugar glass: I combined some of my cinnamon simple syrup in a small sauce pan on the stove. I added the remnants of dtar anise pods and a few dashes of pumpkin spice. Bring mixture to a boil on medium heat for about five minutes. Immediately turn off heat and pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread the sugar across the pan making brush strokes for some definition at the ends. Let it cool completely (about one hour) then break apart into desired pieces.

2

Add the cold brew, Mr. Black, whiskey, and syrup to a shaker.

3

Dry shake vigorously to build up that foam.

4

Add ice and shake again.

5

Pour into a Nick and Nora glass and garnish with a piece of spiced sugar glass.

6

Cheers!


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8 Comments

  1. franciscodias94 8 October 2021 at 12:47 am

    That gradient is beautiful! And it sounds delicious. Well done!

  2. nlimdrinks 12 October 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Love that sugar glass shard, your garnish game is on point. Pumpkin Chai and Cinnamon sounds like a delicious pairing with coffee, fantastic stuff!

    • abcrew87 12 October 2021 at 11:10 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • abcrew87 14 October 2021 at 10:47 am

      Hope you’re voting! ☺

  3. dbwygant 16 October 2021 at 2:37 am

    Hands down, the most beautiful entry this year!

    • abcrew87 16 October 2021 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you, thank you so, so, so much!!!

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