Irish whiskey does not have to be confined to St. Patrick’s Day. With its rich sherry back and chocolatey notes, The Sexton is a delightful addition to add to Valentine’s Day festivities, from cocktails to neat sipping,
Dick Bradsell was approached by a young lady in his London bar with one request: give her something that will "wake me up and [expletive] me up." This cocktail is the one he created in his London bar for that purpose. While I may disagree with this being a Martini, I understand why it was named as such. Considering the flavor profile, I can give it a pass.
Early in his career, Jon Santer developed a simple recipe of bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange bitters. It was christened The Revolver and continued on his way, pushing the world of cocktails forward one libation at a time. He helped bring back the speakeasy concept, and by and large built a following for his amazing work and the energy he gives to the industry.
I love coffee in ways that are most likely very unhealthy. At the end of a long day, I can still relax with a cup of iced coffee. Add a little stout and some Irish whiskey, like the bartenders at Soda and Swine in San Diego did, and you have yourself a smooth libation that is perfect as an after dinner drink.