Since people love coffee, it's no surprise that they would start pairing it with their other favorite drinks. Coffee beer is bringing brewers and roasters together, but it's not the only pairing on the booze front — coffee cocktails are also exploding.
Just as coffee and cream was the standard caffeine drink for decades, everyone probably knows about Irish coffee, a combination of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar. But fortunately, as both coffee and cocktail cultures have evolved over the past couple of decades, so have the drinks. Mixologists are coming up with many more modern options than just hot coffee, booze, and cream.