Kentucky Wake Up

Like getting kicked in the face by a boozy flavor horse.

Why let the Irish have all the fun with their coffee? Last time we checked this was the good old U-S of A and we don’t let anyone outdo us, especially when it comes to combining stimulants and depressants in one convenient vessel (*ahem* Four Loko anyone?). Use bourbon and as your preferred poison then sweeten and lighten to taste.

Equipment Needed: Coffee Mug, Spoon, Jigger or Shot Glass


  • 3 ice cubes (optional)(free)
  • 12 oz brewed coffee ($5/10 oz can)
  • 2 oz bourbon (about $34.99/750 ml bottle)
  • 2 TBSP half & half ($1.99/PT)
  • 2 TSP sugar ($2.39/2 lb box)


  • Brew your coffee up. You can either mix things hot or put it in the fridge until it’s cooled if you want iced coffee.
  • If you’re going with iced, add your ice cubes. Then add the sugar and bourbon.

Steel yourself for the day/afternoon/night!

  • Add half & half if you prefer or drink it black to put some hair on your chest, wuss.

Lighten things up a bit with some half & half.

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