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Whiskey , Modern Classics

More refreshing than your average Irish Coffee, this drink from Drexl in Oakland, Calif., packs a surprising and delightful mix of flavors.

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.

She’s Leaving Home

Whiskey , Modern Classics

The strong coffee flavor in this cocktail from Rusted Mule in San Francisco is bolstered with some welcome citrus notes. You’ll want to savor this version of an Irish Coffee.

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.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Vodka , Modern Classics

Everyone’s favorite Easter candy gets transformed into a creamy, chocolatey, boozy treat. Need more sweet inspiration? Check out the five best cadbury creme egg cocktails.

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Tequila , Modern Classics

This cocktail served at Snackbar in Oxford, Miss., both cleanses the palate and complements dishes with its blanco tequila and Cointreau base enlivened by cilantro, jalapeño, cucumber, melon, cumin seed, lime, grapefruit bitters and a pinch of salt to tie it all together.

Pink Flamingo

Rhum agricole , Modern Classics

This rhum agricole cocktail served at Over Proof’s pop-up bar Flip-Flop (upstairs at ABV ) in San Francisco is inspired by the Jungle Bird and uses a house-made blend of aperitivos.

Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Classics

This classic brunch cocktail hails from New Orleans.

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