Bailey’s Irish Cream and Coffee has been an easy go-to coffee cocktail for decades. But in the day of craft cocktails, this creamy hot toddy was in need of a makeover. Meet Nathan Foster of The Throughbred Club in the Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina. He updates the classic by melding Bailey’s and Coffee with a traditional Carajillo, a Spanish drink from Cuba that combines coffee and rum. Adding a touch of Espresso Ground Rum to the mix was delicious but his addition of orange really elevates the flavor. Foster expresses orange zest over the surface of the coffee, and on the rim of the mug before adding whipped cream. This small step lends a sweet orange nose and tasty citrus note. “The key to a coffee drink is to give it subtle flavors,” said Foster. With a twist of orange, a bit of espresso rum and a dash pumpkin spice, mission accomplished.
Pumpkin Spice Carajillo
From Food and Beverage Director Nathan Foster of The Thoroughbred Club at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina