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Whiskey Before Breakfast

Whiskey Before Breakfast:

1 oz white whiskey (Death's Door) 
1/2 oz coffee liqueur (House Spirits) 
1/2 oz condensed milk 
Top with 3 oz iced coffee (Cellar Door)

Stir all ingredients vigourously to incorporate condensed milk without ice first. Serve over ice.

Whiskey Before Breakfast is always an enjoyable and fine way to start the day provided that day has some nap-time allocated. This cocktail gets it's name from a favorite fiddle tune of mine, and though the songwriter was probably had Irish Whiskey (straight) in mind when they wrote it, Death's Door White Whiskey was our choice for this cocktail. It has a malted slightly sweet nose and a warm spicy finish that is perfect for mixing in coffee cocktails, as well as a great addition to hot cocoa. The Portland based House Spirits small-batch House Spirits Coffee Liquer has notes of rich earthy cocoa, and is much less sweet than many popular coffee liqueurs. The sweetened condensed milk adds a rich mouthfeel and balances sweetness. You can adjust the amount of condensed milk based on the desired sweetness, as most of the sugars are from this ingredient. Do you have a favorite coffee cocktail to share?

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