The Coffee House

Richie Boccato, Fresh Kills | Brooklyn, NY

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.


Serving: 1

  • 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

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  3. Garnish with a long orange twist.