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5 Coffee-Infused Spirits and Liqueurs You Should Be Drinking Now

Caffeinate your cocktails with these eye-opening bottles.

Coffee liqueur bottles

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A little cold brew in your cocktail? So five minutes ago. Instead, a growing number of liquor brands are putting the brew right in the bottle, creating new categories of spirits and expanding the coffee-liqueur subset.

Caffeinated spirits and liqueurs are bringing coffee cocktails to a fresh level, allowing bartenders to use java in unexpected ways. Espresso Martinis seem quaint in comparison. Ready to perk up your home bar? These five coffee-infused bottles are worth the buzz.

  • Caffè Amaro ($40)

    Caffè Amaro bottle

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    Ryan Maybee, co-founder of J. Rieger & Co., in Kansas City, Missouri, says he used to blend together cold brew and amaro as an alternative to super-sweet coffee liqueurs. His own Caffè Amaro is nuanced and bittersweet, made with coffee from local Kansas City roaster Thou Mayest and briefly barrel-aged. It has just the right balance of coffee, cocoa and spice for sipping or mixing into cocktails.

  • Death Wish Coffee Vodka ($43 for 1L)

    Death Wish Coffee Vodka bottle

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    This is a collaboration between Albany Distilling and Death Wish Coffee Co., which claims to brew “the world’s strongest coffee.” Each bottle contains approximately 30% Death Wish cold-brew coffee, and though it’s not quite the most coffee-forward spirit, there’s certainly enough for a running head start at a White Russian, which is one of the ways the brand recommends you drink it.

  • Fliquor Bean Whiskey Infused with Coffee ($38)

    Fliquor Bean Whiskey Infused with Coffee bottle

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    This coffee-infused whiskey uses beans sourced from Mexico and roasted in Los Angeles, and whiskey made by Bowen’s, in nearby Bakersfield. It claims to use only those two ingredients, whiskey and coffee. Be warned: One shot has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.

  • Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee ($30)

    Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee

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    As if there wasn’t already enough going on in a bottle of Jäger––56 herbs and spices at last count––you can now add coffee and cacao to the list. The bitter brown liqueur from Germany now comes in a rich chocolaty, caffeinated edition. According to the brand, it’s best enjoyed ice cold.

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  • Mosswood Espresso Barrel Aged American Whiskey ($40)

    Mosswood Espresso Barrel Aged American Whiskey bottle

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    This California producer sources whiskey from other distilleries, then blends and finishes it in seasoned casks. For this expression, Tennessee whiskey gets finished in a barrel seasoned with Four Barrel Coffee’s Espresso Roast. It’s made in small batches and can be hard to find outside California, provided you can snag one at all.