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Cowboy Coffee

Cowboy Coffee cocktail
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Crushed beans and Colorado whiskey make this tasty concoction from bar pro Sean Kenyon fit for even the most grizzled cattle-driver.


  • 2 dark-roast coffee beans
  • 2 1/2 ounces Stranahan's Colorado whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce demerara syrup (1 part demerara sugar, 1 part water)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist
  • Garnish: coffee bean


  1. In a shaker, crush the coffee beans.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, fill with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  3. Fine-strain into a chilled Champagne flute.

  4. Squeeze a lemon twist over the drink to express the oils and garnish with the twist and an additional coffee bean.