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Haymaker: An Espresso Cocktail

This rich combo of rye whiskey, espresso, and cream drinks like a boozy iced latte.


  • 3/4 oz. rye whiskey (100-proof such as Rittenhouse)
  • 3/4 oz. espresso (freshly brewed, or sub a coffee concentrate)
  • 3/4 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz. orgeat
  • Tools:shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:whipped cream, sea salt, instant coffee powder


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker, fill with ice, and shake well. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a large dollop of fresh whipped cream, a sprinkle of Maldon salt, and instant espresso powder.

Coffee Vanilla CreamIn a cold bowl, combine 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp. of instant espresso, and half of a scraped vanilla bean (or sub 1 tsp. of vanilla extract). Whisk by hand or with a mixer until soft peaks form.

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