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Irish Raktajino

Image: Tim Nusog

The infamous Klingon coffee from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” is the base for this Irish Coffee riff. It’s something one might imagine Miles O’Brien and Worf concocting once the blood wine runs out. The smoked paprika provides an earthy, spicy hit. Smells like Kronos!

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 ‘Star Trek’ Cocktails to Try at Home.”


  • 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Espresso (or cold-brew coffee)
  • 2 oz Whole milk
  • Garnish: smoked paprika


  1. Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

  2. Strain into a large snifter.

  3. Dust a pinch of smoked paprika over the surface of the drink.