Coffee and alcohol are two of mankind’s great vices — or necessities, depending on who’s asking. Each have their own life-giving properties, but put them together and the result is cocktail magic. A spiked coffee drink includes the best of both worlds: a jolt of energy and a dose of relaxation. Perhaps that’s why bars around D.C. are doubling down on this double whammy.
These creations, served hot or cold, vary from classic iterations with coffee, cream, and whiskey to more creative takes like an iced porter latte, a coffee float, and a boozy nitro cold brew. There are also plenty of cultural variations, including NOLA-style at Bayou Bakery, Tuscan at Carmine’s, Mexican at El Techo, Spanish at Taberna del Alabardero, and Hawaiian at the Watergate hotel.
The featured locations are not ranked and are listed from north to south.Read More