Friday, October 25, 2019

teeling tiki break

2 oz Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
1 oz House Coffee Cordial (*)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Giffard Crème de Banane

Shake with ice, pour into a Tiki mug, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel, a fresh banana slice, and grated coffee bean.
(*) The drink was not sweet so perhaps a low sugar coffee liqueur like Copper & Kings Distillare Café or a 3/4 oz cold brew coffee + 1/4 oz simple or rich simple syrup combination (or 2/3 oz cold brew coffee + 1/3 oz Kahlua or similar).
While we were drinking the Up in Smoke at the Teeling Irish Whiskey event at Backbar, Andrea was curious about the Tiki drink on the menu especially after spying the finished product when others ordered it. So after distiller Alex Chasko spoke, the Backbar bartenders started serving again, and I requested the Teeling Tiki Break. Once prepared, the Irish-tropical libation met the nose with banana and coffee aromas. Next, lime and roast notes on the sip stepped back into Irish whiskey, banana, and coffee flavors on the swallow. No great surprises here given the ingredient list, but it was quite a delight to drink.

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