Imbibing Mr. Boston: Cafe Cabana Cocktail

IMG_8187At first glance, this doesn’t even sound like a cocktail.  Coffee liqueur and soda water?  But, it’s one of the few thousand cocktails chosen for the 75th Anniversary Edition of the Mr. Boston Bartender’s Guide, so I have to give it a try.

Where this drink originated is a mystery.  About all I can figure is that it is a nod to the popular custom of drinking sparkling water and espresso, but that’s just a hunch.  In any case, this cocktail tastes better than expected.  I’d gladly have one of these at the end of the day.  Even the lime adds a bit of refreshment if you give it a squeeze over the glass.  Salud!

Cafe Cabana
1oz coffee liqueur
soda water
Garnish: lime wedge

Pour liqueur into ice-filled Collins glass.  Fill with soda water and stir.  Garnish with lime.