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Whisky Contardo

Scotch , Modern Classics

With a little bit of care and thought, the old-school Whisky Mac can be reimagined and turned into something worthy of our more particular modern cocktailing palates, the Whisky Contardo, from bartender Adam Bernbach at Washington, D.C.’s 2 Birds 1 Stone.

Allspice Irish Coffee

Whiskey

An Irish Coffee is all about the ingredients. And this one by Mary Chojnacki of the Chicago Athletic Association features amazing coffee, incredible whiskey and a pleasant dash of spice.

Northern Exposure

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This Irish Coffee from The Dawson is both soothing and luxurious. It’s an upscale cocktail you can make at home.

Irish Goodbye

Modern Classics

Say hello to this beer-centric update on the Irish Coffee by Matthew Frederick of EZ Inn in Chicago. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a beer lover to enjoy it.

Wake & Bake Julep

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This Irish Coffee by Brian Tasch of Dusek’s Board and Beer in Chicago gets an iced makeover, along with some welcome additions and tweaks to the traditional recipes.

Between Tigris and Euphrates

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This cocktail by Rob Giles, the beverage director at Until Tomorrow in New York City, would still be a soothing and subtle Irish Coffee without it, but it’s not truly finished until you’ve added the whipped cream.

The Shannon

Whiskey , Modern Classics

The perfect Irish Coffee for a hot day, this light and refreshing cocktail by Mike Di Tota, the head bartender at The Bonnie in New York City, features the right balance of fruitiness and earthiness.
“As we’re moving into warmer weather, we wanted to create a drink that’s more light and refreshing than a traditional Irish Coffee,” says Di Tota. “It does contain actual cold brew, but it’s more focused on pulling out the flavors of coffee through the other ingredients: earthiness and salinity from the Teeling whiskey, fruitiness from the date syrup, smoke from the sea salt and spice from the cardamom. It’s light in body but full of flavor.”

Cynar Flip

Canadian Whisky , Modern Classics

Canadian whisky meets Italian aperitivo in this rich and creamy cocktail by Jayce Kadyschuk, the head bartender at Clive’s in Victoria, British Columbia. “The higher rye content works really well here," he says.

Dublin Pick Me Up

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This riff on an Irish Coffee swaps in espresso from Leo’s in San Francisco and balances those bold flavors with a little mint.

Dr. Teeling’s Pick-Me-Up

Whiskey , Modern Classics

This whipped and iced cocktail from Devil’s Acre in San Francisco is a mouthwatering and complex take on the Irish Coffee. It’s just the pick-me-up you need.

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