We're here on National Coffee Day to honor the magical bean juice that wakes us up in the morning and helps us push through tough days at work. There are definitely some days that we wouldn't have made it through without the stuff, which, let's face it, is the elixir of life. (Want the scoop on where to score free coffee on Sept. 29? Click here.)
But coffee isn't just for a long day at the office! It's also delightful in the evenings with a little booze, as a digestif or just a sweet way to get the party started. If you are looking for a change of pace from your favorite boozy coffee classics like White Russians, Black Russians and Irish Coffee (which are delicious, make no mistake!), you've come to the right place.
Here are some of our favorite coffee cocktails that are a little more off-the-beaten-path:
This drink is orangey and spiced with a smoky touch from the Scotch, and it's sure to wake you right up.
If you love your Irish coffee but want to try something new, you'll love this fresh take, complete with Irish dry stout (like Guinness), cold brew coffee, cream and a touch of cinnamon.
The most important, and surely exciting, feature of this drink is that you get to light it on fire. So there's really no way you can turn it down.
This Italian espresso digestif will warm you up and keep you perky on cold days.
You might not be able to see straight after guzzling a few of these guys, complete with sweet Irish whisky, cinnamon syrup and Angostura bitters, but you'll definitely be full of wisdom.
Rum belongs in your coffee too! Don't let it feel left out. A little bit of half and half and spices, and you'll be best friends.
It's like a rum and coke with sweet cold-brew coffee and cream, and it's just crazy enough that you have to try it.
A little bourbon, absinthe and bitters jazzes up that iced coffee in just the right ways.
Peanut liqueur always sounds a little strange, and it always tastes incredible. Mix it with coffee and sherry for the perfectly nutty marriage of salty and sweet.