The marriage of coffee and liquor has become an increasingly popular trend over the last couple of years. However, there is a bit of an inconvenient truth when it comes to mixing these two vices. Caffeine’s stimulating effects, combined with the buzz-inducing properties of alcohol, don’t end favorably for everybody. But fear not! We have a solution – one that allows you to enjoy a great tasting Coffee Grog (originally published by The New York Times), without suffering from insomnia or intolerable jitters. What is this magic solution, you ask? Using Swiss Water® Decaf. It’s as simple as that.
Why does using Swiss Water® make coffee cocktails so much better? For starters, you won’t be left tossing and turning all night. Cocktails are much more enjoyable beyond the hours of 5:00pm, after the stresses of the day have been put behind you, and you shouldn’t let the idea of a sleepless night prevent you from ordering that Long Island Iced Coffee.
Another bonus of using Swiss Water® Decaf for your coffee cocktails is that you don’t need to sacrifice the taste. Swiss Water® Process is 100% chemical-free, and the only elements used to extract the caffeine are water, time, temperature, and coffee (you can read more about Swiss Water® Process here). All this amounts to the preservation of the beans’ subtle and distinct flavors. Same great taste. 99.9% caffeine free. Swiss Water® Process strives to make sure that each and every bean, whether it be used for espresso, pour over, or the cold brew needed for Beatrix’s Nitro Burst, tastes just as good without the caffeine, as it does with it.
It’s not just the variety of coffee cocktail offerings that has evolved. The quality of the coffee used has improved remarkably as well. Gone are the days where whisky, heavy cream, and brown sugar were hastily mixed with an already-brewed pot of coffee. In today’s society, you’ll see baristas/bartenders using quality coffee that’s just as refined as the liquor they serve. Coffee’s beautiful complexity lends a lot of possibilities when it comes to creating craft cocktails. Dark, chocolaty flavors aren’t the only options to work with; bright and citrusy notes are also stellar alternatives. If you’re in need of some inspiration, Sprudge has a great article with some top notch recipes.
So the next time you want to combine your affinities for coffee and liquor, consider using Swiss Water® Process coffee. You won’t be disappointed.