I can't make it better... but I can make you mourning coffee (recipe)


I can't make it better... but I can make you coffee.

When someone dies, caffeine can be your life saver (...and who am I kidding, caffeine is at the center of all of my achievements, successes, and big wins #addiction).

It makes the endless string of "Hey... Yep... No, she died last week... Yes, we're fine... No, we don't need anything... okaythanksbuhbye!" phone calls more manageable — just work your way through the check-check-checklist. It wakes you up on the days when you HAVE to leave the house for whatever stupid reason you're being forced to interact with the outside world.

Coffee helped me get up on the days when I felt like I couldn't go on. It fueled conversations that I had no interest in having. And it still helps me get out of a slump when I just need to go to work and #powerthrough.

If you're through driving from funeral homes to grocery stores to hospital waiting rooms, and you need a little pick me up, here's a cocktail to get ya through.

Recipe developer: Byron Stithem

Photo: Andrea Behrends 


6 ounces Cold Coffee

1 ounces Bonded Whiskey

0.5 ounces absinthe

0.5 ounces luxardo



Shake with Ice and pour into a coffee mug over crushed ice.