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A PROPER Coffee, featuring Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey

Here at basil & salt we LOVE our coffee, so when I was kicking around inclusions for Cocktail Week, I made sure a few coffee cocktails made the cut.

Technically, basil & salt’s cocktail week doesn’t kick-off until September 1st, but I thought I would sneak this one in early.

Created by: Sonnu Verdini – Bar Manager, TRADE | Boston, MA


  • 2 ounces Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
  • 1.5 ounce Boston Harbor Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Mandarine Napoleon
  • .5 ounce Benedictine


  1. Shake/strain into a Nick and Nora glass.
  2. Garnish with hand-whipped cream and coffee beans.

Coffee Cocktail and a Kickstarter by Shaun the Bartender

Keoke Coffee Shaun the Bartender

Keoke Coffee
Shaun the Bartender

Northwesterner’s have been feeling the chill in the air this past week, as clouds hung low and rain set in.  Drinking a hot cocktail to warm the bones on a cool summer night in front of a small backyard fire is the perfect way to finish any day, which is why my heart jumped a beat when I spied Shaun the Bartender’s tempting post.


Keoke Coffee

  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 3/4 oz. Brandy
  • Hot Coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Dark Crème de Cacao 

Method:  Begin by pouring the measured amounts of coffee liqueur and brandy in an Irish coffee mug.  Pour the hot coffee into the glass, to about a 1/2 inch from the top.  Take two stir sticks and lay them atop the mug.  This will give you a structure for the whipped cream you are now going to add atop the drink.  Pour some dark crème de cacao on top of the whipped cream.

I want to mention that Shaun has an exciting project on the table called From the Bottle Up.  Here is an excerpt from Shaun’s site;

“From the Bottle, Up!”  will feature us designing an entertainment room with a fully stocked bar.  Our mission:  1)Designing a room with a $2000 budget in thirteen weeks.  2) With a budget of $50 per week, build up a bar stock.  3)  Show drinks that can be made with the stock we build up weekly.  Along with this, we will have appetizers and other food ideas that will only enhance the experience.  It’s going to be a lot of fun!  Here’s the link:


For those of you who follow us, thanks for your support.  If you could share this project with those you feel would be interested, so we can meet our funding, it would be very much appreciated.  This show will help us move forward on bringing other things your way and help in building what we have already started.  Thanks, again for being part of this from the beginning.  Who knows where this will lead us.”

I do recommend that you take a moment and watch Shaun concoct this little beauty at the link below.  Also, pop over to his site and hit the follow button.  There is a new cocktail every day for your imbibing and entertaining pleasure.

You can also find Shaun the Bartender on Facebook and Twitter

Watch Shaun whip up a Keoke Coffee