October 1 is International Coffee Day! A special day not only for those individuals who can't start their mornings without the beverage but also a day dedicated to highlight fair trade coffee and to raise awareness of the coffee growers working tirelessly so everyone can enjoy a high-quality product.

For the farmers cultivating the bean can be challenging; therefore, we invite you to raise your glass — or cup — to toast in honor of the coffee growers with these coffee-inspired cocktails. 

Ketel One Marvelous Espresso Cocktail 

Espresso Cocktail  Ketel One Marvelous Espresso Cocktail  Zacapa

1.5oz Ketel One Vodka 

1oz (Locally Sourced) Espresso 

3/4oz Coffee Liqueur

1/8oz Simple Syrup

Zacapa + Coffee 

Zacapa Coffee and Zacapa Zacapa

1 ½ oz Zacapa 23 Rum

5 oz Hot Coffee

½ oz Cinnamon syrup

¼ oz Amaro Montenegro

Hand Whipped Cream or Foam

The Rise and Shine

RISE AND SHINE Grand Brulot as a VSOP (finely aged for 5 years) that carries the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso per serving. Grand Brulot

2 oz Grand Brulot Cognac Café

Orange Twist

Grand Brulot Double Espresso Martini

expresso_martiniR Grand Brulot as a VSOP (finely aged for 5 years) that carries the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso per serving Grand Brulot

2 oz Grand Brulot

 0.5 oz Espresso 

0.5 Orange Liqueur (cognac or rum-based preferred, triple sec if necessary) 

3 Dash Orange

Brulot Black Manhattan

MANHATTAN Grand Brulot as a VSOP (finely aged for 5 years) that carries the same amount of caffeine as a shot of espresso per serving Grand Brulot

1 oz Grand Brulot 

1 oz Bourbon 

1 oz Sweet Vermouth 

3 Dashes Orange Bitters

Starward Cold Fashioned

Old Fashioned Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky (40% ABV; SRP $35) is the perfect marriage of two quintessential Australian grains (60% wheat & 40% malt ) which are distilled and fully matured separately in the distillery’s signature red wine barrels. The result is an approachable, full-flavored new world whisky with tasting notes of bright red berries coated in buttery vanilla spice! Courtesy

2 oz Starward Two-Fold Whisky 

2 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

One dash Orange Bitters

Starward Laneway Boulevardier 

Level 3 - Laneway Boulevardier Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Whisky (40% ABV; SRP $35) is the perfect marriage of two quintessential Australian grains (60% wheat & 40% malt ) which are distilled and fully matured separately in the distillery’s signature red wine barrels. The result is an approachable, full-flavored new world whisky with tasting notes of bright red berries coated in buttery vanilla spice! Courtesy

 1.5 oz. Starward Two-Fold Whisky

0.75 oz. Sweet Vermouth  

0.5 oz. Coffee-infused Aperol (see recipe below)  

 Coffee Aperol: In a jar or closed vessel add 6 Tbsp. ground coffee to 1 750ml bottle of Aperol. Shake well and allow to infuse for 3 hours. Strain through a coffee filter and use it for your Laneway Boulevardier.