Irish Frappé [Cocktail Recipe]

Irish Coffee meets a smoothie—lightly sweet, silky smooth, and refreshing, in this cocktail, created by Joshua Haddock, bar manager at The Nest at Thompson in Seattle. “It’s a perfect little pick-me-up on a hot day,” says Haddock.

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  • 3 oz. Slane Irish whiskey (or other Irish whiskey)
  • 1 oz. Kahlúa
  • 1 oz. Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile liqueur
  • 3 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 2 small slices banana
  • 1 oz. half and half
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 droppers Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • Garnish: orange peel and grated chocolate


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until everything is smooth and looks like a slushie. Pour into large Zombie or Collins glasses. Grate dark chocolate over the top and finish with an orange twist.

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