The cocktail is the favorite of the main character of a story I am writing - the drink is includes a specific mix of both simple and more exotic ingredients to reflect a displaced wealthy character. I wanted to draw focus to the coffee liqueur to both complement the malt flavors of the Irish whiskey while emphasizing to the contrast in the environments in which the two products are made.
Maraschino cherry garnish leaves room for aromatic focus on coffee and spices, especially as the drink warms.
Add ingredients to mixing glass and stir with ice until chilled
Strain into chilled coupe glass
Garnish with maraschino cherry