By Francesca Conlin | November 10, 2016 | Food & Drink
When you’re in the mood for coffee with a kick, turn to these spots around LA for your fix.
With the launch of a specialty coffee program, this cocktail bar has become the authority on concocting delicious coffee libations. New daytime hours allow you to consume their take on the Irish Coffee whenever you fancy. Choose from Buena Vista style Irish coffee, or one of the other variations with mezcal and tequila for an intoxicating caffeine and liquor combo. 7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323-951-0709
For all the Sunday mornings when the night before seems to linger with you for a while, opt to try Love & Salt’s liquor-infused cold brew drink, made with—you guessed it—cold brew coffee, spiked with bourbon and Amaro Nino, and topped with cream for a drink that not only tastes good but is also extremely Instagrammable, to say the least. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310-545-5252
You'll find plenty of Coffee Karlsson flowing behind the bar at The Fat Dog during brunch. Consisting of hot coffee, Cointreau, Baileys, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of brown sugar, it combines two of the most beloved coffee liqueurs for a brunch that truly packs a punch. 801 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, 323-951-0030
Instead of using actual coffee, Malina Beckford’s scotch drink on the new specialty cocktails list at Cliff’s Edge blends espresso liqueur Galliano Ristretto with scotch Brovo Amaro 01 for an intensely flavorful cocktail that’s equal parts bitter and creamy. 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-666-6116
Not for the lightweights out there, for when both coffee and liquor are needed for an extra boost, the Mexican Iced Coffee at The Eveleigh will do just the trick. Made with cold brew coffee, reposado tequila, Licor 43, Amaro, Cio Ciaro, and cayenne pepper, and topped with cream that's been infused with cinnamon, orange, and Angostura bitters, you’ll fulfill your caffeine cravings instantly. 8752 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424-239-1630
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christine Solomon Photography (MELROSE UMBRELLA CO.)