Predating the stateside rise of the Irish Coffee and Espresso Martini, the Coffee House appears in 1930’s The Saloon in the Home or a Garland of Rumblossoms, a satirical cocktail manual compiled by Yale-educated humorists George S. Chappell and Ridgley Hunt. Richie Boccato of Fresh Kills has streamlined the original recipe for modern consumption, converting it to an Old Fashioned-style format without compromising the natural warmth and spice of the core ingredients.
- 1 3/4 ounces rye, preferably Redemption or Old Overholt
- 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur, preferably Varnelli Caffè Moka
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: orange twist
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
- Garnish with a long orange twist.