Buena Vista Fizz

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

You wouldn't think that citrus and coffee would go together, but we absolutely love this cocktail from Tradition in San Francisco, which brings together Jameson and chicory-infused rye whiskey.

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Buena Vista Fizz

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail, plus extra infused rye and coffee syrup
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:24 hours
Special equipment:resealable jar, cocktail shaker and strainer


  • For the Chicory-Infused Rye:
  • 6 ounces rye whiskey, such as Bulleit
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground chicory
  • For the Coffee Syrup:
  • 6 ounces strong coffee or espresso
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 ounce Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce chicory-infused rye
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 orange
  • 3/4 ounce coffee syrup
  • 1/2 ounce egg white
  • 1/2 ounce soda
  • Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg


  1. 1

    For the Chicory-Infused Rye: mix rye and chicory in a resealable glass jar, seal, and shake well. Let infuse overnight, then fine-strain and reseal.

  2. 2

    For the Cofee Syrup: stir sugar into coffee until dissolved. Let cool before using.

  3. 3

    For the Cocktail: To make the cocktail, add Jameson, chicory-infused rye, lemon juice, orange juice, coffee syrup, and egg white to a mixing glass. Fill with ice, shake hard until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Pour into Irish coffee glass and top with soda. Garnish with nutmeg and serve immediately.

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