Strong Start

Strong Start

Recipe by Brett Heyer
Course Cocktail, Drink
Servings 1


  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce demerara sugar simple syrup
  • 4 ounces freshly brewed coffee
  • Amarula and vanilla whipped cream, for topping
  • Zest of orange, garnish
  • Ground cinnamon, garnish

For the Amarula and Vanilla Whipped Cream:

  • 1 ounce Amarula (South African orange cream liqueur)
  • 3 ounces heavy cream, cold
  • 2 dashes vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters



  • Combine coffee, whiskey, and syrup in a clear coffee mug. Top with Amarula and vanilla whipped cream. Garnish with fresh orange zest and grated cinnamon.

Whipped Cream

  • Whip all ingredients in a shaker until light and fluffy. Alternatively, place all 4 ingredients in a blender and lightly pulse until the cream becomes fluffy.