Recipe Edit: Whiskey Wake-Up Call

Recipe Edit: Whiskey Wake-Up Call

Introducing Drip Dept's Recipe Edit! Here, we'll open up the world of coffee-inspired concoctions and mouthwatering coffee pairings to spice up your recipe book. 


Say hello to the "Whisky Wake-Up Call". This delightful concoction combines the rich, bold flavors of coffee, the warm embrace of whiskey, and a sweet surprise of brown sugar cinnamon cold foam. It's the perfect way to start your day, or as a special treat whenever you need a pick-me-up.

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • Leftover coffee ice cubes (made in advance)
  • 1/2 oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 oz whiskey (your choice!)
  • Brown sugar cinnamon cold foam (homemade)


  1. Coffee Ice Cubes: The night before or a few hours in advance, take your leftover coffee and pour it into ice molds. Freeze until solid, creating your coffee ice cubes. These little coffee nuggets are the secret to keeping your drink chilled without dilution.

  2. Assemble Your Glass: Grab a chilled glass - the colder, the better. Add your coffee ice cube to it.

  3. Add the Sweetness: Pour in 1/2 oz of your cinnamon simple syrup. This will add a lovely hint of spice and sweetness to your drink.

  4. Whiskey Wonder: Time for the star of the show. Pour in 1 oz of whiskey. This is where the "Wake Up Call" gets its kick.

  5. Give It a Swirl: Use a stirrer to gently mix the coffee ice cube, cinnamon syrup, and whiskey. It's like a mini coffee whirlwind in a glass.

  6. The Crowning Glory - Cold Foam: Top your glass with your homemade brown sugar cinnamon cold foam. The cold foam combines the rich creaminess of heavy whipping cream with the warm embrace of brown sugar cinnamon liqueur. Froth it up until it reaches your desired consistency.

  7. Sprinkle Some Extra Magic: A dash of cinnamon on top of your foam adds that extra touch of flavor and a delightful aroma.

Take a moment to admire your creation – the rich coffee ice cube, the sweet and spicy syrup, the robust whiskey, and that velvety brown sugar cinnamon cold foam. It's a work of art!

Enjoy Your Whiskey Wake-Up Call:

Sip slowly, savor the layers of flavors, and let the "Whiskey Wake Up Call" gently nudge you into its invigorating warmth. If you want to see how this exquisite drink is made in action, check out our video tutorial here


Stay tuned for more delightful recipes and coffee creations in our Recipe Edit series.

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