At 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!
1oz coffee liqueur
Garnish: lime wedge
Pour liqueur into ice-filled Collins glass. Fill with soda water and stir. Garnish with lime.