Coffee cocktails are quickly becoming the pumpkin spice latte of the summer, and we’re here for it. Check out these local libations that will add a boost to your buzz, because let’s be real – sometimes you need something a little stronger than your standard cup of joe. Bonus: Each cocktail on this list has a buzz-worthy name to boot.
Welcome Diner’s “Gotta Gotta Get Up… To Get Down”
Welcome’s robust brunch menu features favorites like Bloody Marys and mimosas, but this unconventional tipple with whiskey, Fernet Branca, Mexican Coke, Peixoto cold brew and a splash of cream is the perfect mid-morning refresher. Plus, you don’t have to order a coffee and a cocktail separately. (Yes, we’re looking at you with the sunglasses on inside.)
929 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
Breadfruit & Rum Bar’s “Black Magic Woman”
If rum is more your cup of tea, er, coffee, try this island-inspired watering hole’s coffee-centric cocktail. Made with Hamilton St. Lucia Pot Still Rum, crème de cacao, amaretto, coffee tincture and Guinness whip, the Black Magic Woman is perfect for a post-work pick-me-up or late-night sip.
108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix
The Grand’s “Spark Plug”
Need a surefire weekend starter? Look no further than this 24-hour coffee shop’s signature drink, which combines Patron café (Coffee-flavored tequila? Yes, please!) and cold brew, topped off with Bailey’s Irish cream. Did somebody say wired?
718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix