NYC’s Best 3 Coffee Cocktails

September 14, 2011 2:14 PM

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New Yorkers take their coffee quite seriously, so it’s no shock that mixologists have woken up to the idea of morning brew in their cocktails. Beyond the classic Irish coffee, here are some coffee cocktails served at NYC bars that will give you an extra jolt with your buzz. By Selena Ricks-Good.
the randolph NYCs Best 3 Coffee Cocktails

Credit: Randolph at Broome

The Randolph at Broome

349 Broome St.
New York, NY
(212) 274-0667

A proper coffee bar by day and raucous cocktail den by night, The Randolph offers six java cocktails for those looking for a spiked cup of joe. High-quality beans from roasters such as Counter Culture and Intelligentsia go into drinks such as The Black and White Russian Coffee Cocktail (vodka, amaretto, coffee and cream), which is decadent enough to be a substitute for dessert.

pkny NYCs Best 3 Coffee Cocktails



49 Essex St.
New York, NY
(212) 777-8454

Last winter, Lower East Side tiki bar PKNY (formerly known as Painkiller) expanded its menu to include hot tiki drinks. The Coffee Grog (spiced rum, amaretto, cream and salted butter topped with honey-sweetened hot coffee infused with orange and grapefruit peels) will put any imbiber in the mood for a change of the seasons.

blt burger NYCs Best 3 Coffee Cocktails


BLT Burger

470 6th Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 243-8226

As part of its gourmet junk food theme, Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Burger has a selection of spiked milkshakes, and a few offer an extra kick of caffeine. Try the Aztec Mocha (Milagro Tequila, coffee ice cream, cayenne pepper and chocolate syrup, garnished with whipped cream and espresso grounds) or the Wake Up Call (Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, Bailey’s and coffee ice cream).

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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.

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