Thirsty Thursday: Dulce De Leche Coffee Cocktail

By: Roberto Ferdman

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too.

Last week we shared Alie and Georgia's quirky Peanut Butter and Jealous Cocktail; this week we're back with a sip suited for winter's chill.

Dulce de leche is not-so-secretly one of our favorite Latin flavors. Coveted for its silky texture, sweet taste and starring role in indulgent desserts (like these cookie sandwiches), it's the perfect remedy for sweet tooths and stress-filled days.  But rather than digging into a syrup-topped sundae, get your fix with a dulce de leche-infused drink. Made with rich coffee and espresso liqueur, thickened with half and half and balanced with agave nectar and vanilla citrus liqueur, the Dulce de Leche Coffee Cocktail is exactly the sort of sip you want to savor this time of year.

Bottoms up, folks.
The Dulce de Leche Coffee Cocktail

1 cocktail

Ingredients:

1 ounce fair trade coffee liqueur

3/4 ounce vanilla citrus liqueur, such as Tuaca

1/2 ounce agave nectar

1 ounce half-and-half

2 ounces espresso liqueur, heated

Directions:

Combine the coffee liqueur, vanilla citrus liqueur, agave and half-and-half in a heat resistant container. Add the hot espresso liqueur. Serve in a mug or heat resistant container.

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