Coffee can be so much more than a reason to rise and shine. It is true that a cup of joe in the morning can help you feel more awake and less tired. That stimulation is a result of caffeine being absorbed into your bloodstream; from there, traveling to your brain, where it blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter, resulting in a stimulant effect. This mood boost is great in the AM, and quite nice at other times as well — like in a cocktail.
Course alcohol, beverage, coffee, cream, maple syrup, rum
6ozNitro cold brew poured hard into a metal cocktail shaker
2tbsppure maple syrup
Heavy cream whisked until thick
Combine coffee and maple syrup in a metal cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is really cold, about 30 seconds.
Strain into a glass, stir in dark rum and top gently with a 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream.