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VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Kope Joe

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Gather your ohana and coffee beans to enjoy a Kópé Joe, a cocktail that showcases heritage and community. Kópé, a Hawaiian word meaning coffee, is a staple ingredient for this recipe. Kōloa Kauaʻi Coffee Rum was birthed from the results of the successful collaborative efforts of Hawaai'ian companies, Kauaʻi Coffee Company and Kōloa Rum Company. This coffee rum sources pure cane sugar and rainwater from ancient Mount Waiʻaleʻale in Hawai'i. Amaro Nonino and Frangelico, both Italian spirits, brings a punch of flavors to this recipe as well. This cocktail celebrates how remarkable (and delicious) things can be when cultures and resources all come together.



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Add the Rum, Amaro, Frangelico and coffee to a shaker tin with ice. Shake for around 20 seconds, then strain over ice in an old fashioned glass. Top with fresh whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

To prepare the fresh whipped cream, pour 4 oz. of heavy cream into a medium sized metal bowl and whisk vigorously until stiff peaks form.

Want to see how this cocktail and our other VA ABC Signature Cocktails are made?  Watch Beth Dixon of Salt and Acid make VA ABC Signature Cocktail: Kope Joe here.