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Coffee Before Bed: Adult Coffee Blends (with Recipes)

We all know that a cup of coffee is the best way to start the day, but did you know that coffee can also be the best way to end a day? Adult coffee drinks combine the wonderful flavors of your favorite coffee with garnishes and fine liquors to make an exquisite collection of end of day toddies. Here are a few of our favorites.

A Hot White Russian

You’ll need:

2 ½ cups of freshly brewed coffee
½ cup of heavy creamer
½ cup of Kahlua
¼ cup of your favorite vodka
Whipped heavy cream

First, brew half a pot of your favorite coffee. In a saucepan stir together the coffee, cream, the Kahlua and the vodka over a medium heat. Heat until hot, but before boiling. Separate into cups and garnish as desired.

Coffee Old Fashioned

You’ll need:

A double shot of espresso (about 2 ounces) heated to room temperature
1 ounce of your preferred bourbon or rye whiskey
¼ ounce of simple syrup
A dash of Peychaud’s bitters
A 1-inch peel of lemon

Combine the espresso, bourbon, simple syrup and bitters in a shaker and fill with ice. Sir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Twist the lemon peel over the drink and run the remainder around the rim of the glass. Garnish with the peel and enjoy.

These recipes were brought to us by our friends at Epicurious.  For more grown-up coffee drinks visit them here.

Espresso Martini

You’ll need:

1 ounce of your favorite vodka
1 ounce of espresso

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

This delicious drink was brought to us from Cosmopolitan. For more coffee drink ideas, visit them here.

Coffee is the best way to start your busy day, now it’s also the best way to relax when it’s over.  If you are looking for more great coffee drink ideas from people who love coffee as much as you do, look no further.