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#CocktailHour: Newfoundland Coffee


There are days where I don't feel like doing anything other than just kicking my feet up, listening to some smooth jazz, and sipping some coffee.

Which is why, this week, I'm doing just that by sampling a Newfoundland Coffee.  All you need is an ounce of dark rum, an ounce of Kahlua, 1/2 ounce of Irish cream, and coffee.

And the obligatory maraschino cherries for class of course.

For the coffee, I used "Smooth Jazz" by Western Family.  It's a smooth medium roast coffee that's gentle enough for most drinks of this nature- and is quite relaxing and goes well with jazz music.

I must confess that I'm biased.  Pretty much any drink involving coffee is going to appeal to me- and this one is no exception.  The black roast coffee flavored rum was a nice contrast to the medium roast of the actual coffee, and the Kahlua added nice tertiary note, as if I'd combine three different flavors of coffee together.  This combination was something I wasn't expecting- and really quite enjoyed.  If you ever get the chance to make this drink, try to get a coffee flavored rum for it.

The Irish cream added a nice silky texture and taste to the mixture

I'm not going to lie- this is one of the few drinks I've had so far as part of this series, where I made a second one once I was finished.  I absolutely recommend this (especially if you enjoy coffee to begin with), and am putting it in "The Good".

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