The Dude from Dublin

The Dude from Dublin is an elevated take on the classic White Russian.

Do you like cream with your coffee? A cocktail for cold-brew enthusiasts and White Russian fans alike, this number hits on all cylinders. Locally made cold-brew coffee, rich Irish cream liqueur, coconut rum and bitter, herbal Fernet-Branca balance out this crushable caffeinated cocktail. Add a couple dashes of Angostura bitters and an orange zest garnish and you’ll be way fancier than The Dude in no time.

I recommend using RumHaven Caribbean Rum. My favorite Irish cream liqueur is Five Farms, imported by Holladay Distillery in Weston, Missouri. The liqueur is made with fresh cream from five farms in County Cork, Ireland, and is blended with triple-distilled Irish whiskey.

The Dude from Dublin

Serves | 1 |

  • 2 oz cold-brew coffee
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • ½ oz Fernet-Branca
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • orange zest (for garnish)

| Preparation | In a shaker tin with ice, add all ingredients except garnish. Shake vigorously until mixture is diluted and ice cold. Pour contents, unstrained, into a rocks glass. Twist and squeeze orange peel over drink to express oils and submerge in drink. Top with extra ice, if desired. Serve.

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Rogan Howitt is beverage director of Good Spirits Co. in Springfield, Missouri.

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