Drink DuJour: Working From Home Cocktail

by Lauren Watzich | March 20, 2020 9:41 pm

Right now, we’re experiencing all of the trials and tribulations of self-isolation mode at home due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Most of us are either sprawled out on the couch, propped up with pillows in bed, or sitting at the kitchen counter surrounded by our open laptops and workday essentials[1], plus a cup o’ joe within reach. When it’s time to log into Zoom for a virtual happy hour (or brunch!) with your colleagues and pals, perhaps you’ll want to swap the java for something a little more spirited (wink wink). Enter the Working From Home cocktail—an aromatic cocktail blend courtesy of Don Papa Rum[2]. It’s basically happiness in a glass.

Thought up by Don Papa ambassador and NYC mixologist Ben Rojo, in between fixing a cup of French press and binging Netflix, Working From Home uses a few simple ingredients found in your pantry. The coffee, explains Rojas, provides structure and highlights the rich molasses and American oak notes in the rum[3], while the maple syrup offers a dark, gentle sweetness to mellow the backbone of the brew. With cinnamon and cocoa offering warmth and spice, a pinch of salt, and a splash of coconut milk for a luscious texture, the libation is ready for social distancing debut.

Slide into some WFH clothes[4], turn up the tunes[5], and begin mixing up your new go-to quarantine beverage using the recipe below.

WORKING FROM HOME:
2 oz Don Papa Rum
2 oz leftover coffee
0.5 oz maple syrup
Pinch of cinnamon powder
Pinch of cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in your glass of choice. To enjoy cold, add a few cubes of ice and stir. Otherwise, nuke for a minute or so, then add a splash of coconut milk.

Endnotes:
  1. workday essentials: https://dujour.com/gallery/shop-essentials-for-working-from-home-hand-sanitizer-headphones-emergenc/
  2. Don Papa Rum: https://donpaparum.com/
  3. rum: https://www.instagram.com/donpaparum/
  4. WFH clothes: https://dujour.com/gallery/shop-the-ultimate-wfh-wardrobe-outfit-inspiration/
  5. tunes: https://dujour.com/culture/sound-bite-rita-ora-lauren-jauregui-perfume-genius-new-songs/

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