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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.

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender; The Mocha Mint Martini

Mocha Mint Martini Shaun the Bartender

Mocha Mint Martini
Shaun the Bartender

Cocktail Hour comes early on Fridays, and we look to Shaun the Bartender for a tasty idea to begin our weekend.  For this spirited cocktail, Shaun gives us Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Creme d Cacao, Creme de Menthe and Irish Cream all in one glass.  This sounds a bit like a thin mint with a delectable coffee finish.

Mocha Mint Martini

  • 3/4 oz. Vodka
  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Menthe
  • 1/2 oz. Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Light Cream 

Method:  Pour everything into a mixing glass with ice.  Shake a few times to blend the cream with the other ingredients.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Add three coffee beans into the drink for garnish.

You just need to keep in mind that you are drinking a two in one cocktail, meaning that there’s enough liquor in it to count as two drinks.

I do recommend that you take a moment and watch Shaun concoct this little beauty right here.  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 Mocha Mint Martini

Friday Cocktail Hour with Shaun the Bartender Presents; The Little Green Car

Little Green Car

Little Green Car

I am in love with this Friday Cocktail and Shaun is correct, the combination of flavors are irresistible!  Rum is always a summer favorite of mine and as we are moving in to spring, yes I know just barely, I am preparing my liquor cabinet and collecting recipes.

Little Green Car

  • 1/2 oz. Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 1/2 oz. Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 Wedge of Lemon
  • 1 Wedge of Lime
  • 1 Wedge of Orange
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Tonic Water

Method:  In a pint glass with ice, pour in the measured amounts of liquor.  Squeeze in the lemon, lime, and orange wedges, then discard the wedges.  Pour pineapple juice in leaving about an inch and a half of room.  Cap with a tin and shake, not overdoing it so you can keep the foam down.  Pour back into the pint glass, then top off with tonic water.  Garnish with a half wheel of orange and lime.

Amazing how coffee liqueur compliments the other flavors.  In fact, it gives you a boldness that seems to be missing in other fruit drinks.

You can find Shaun every day at Shaunthebartender.com  and watch him whip this little gem up right here Shaun the Bartender whipping up a fabulous cocktail