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Top 5 Caffeinated Cocktails
San Chez Bistro
The Café de San Chez starts with flaming high-proof rum to caramelize a sugared rim. A holy trinity of Spanish brandy, Kahlua and Crème de Cacao follow and are topped with rich coffee and whipped cream.
38 W Fulton St., Grand Rapids; sanchezbistro.com, (616) 774-8272
Sweetly bridging the gap between the holiday season and the March observance of St. Patty's Day is CitySen's Nutty Leprechaun, a concoction of Bailey's Irish Cream, hazelnut liqueur, Goldschlager and coffee. As the gold settles in the glass, the spicy alcohol penetrates the brain to delicious effect.
61 East 7th St., Holland; cityflatshotel.com, (616) 796-2112
With roasts from Kalamazoo Coffee Company and serious, Italian-style cappuccinos and macchiatos, The Strutt combines coffee shop and bar to make brunch better with a bit of fortifying spirit. A dollop of dark rum goes a long way, warming a girl up inside and out.
773 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo; Facebook page, (269) 492-7200
If an icy boost is more appealing, try stopping by twin restaurants Rockwell's or Republic for a smooth and sweet Double Espresso martini. Van Gogh double espresso vodka is fortified with an electrifying dose of caffeine and the martini is balanced with Stoli Vanil, espresso liqueur and a rich splash of cream. Espresso beans finish off this decadent drink.
45 S. Division Ave. SE, Grand Rapids; rockwellsrepublic.com, (616) 551-3563
For the impatient man-child in all of us, there is the one, the eternal Jagerbomb. Though available almost anywhere, we suggest the one at the Meanwhile Bar. Five dollars and a quick sling of the wrist is all it takes to start the invigorating elixir on its way to the bloodstream - just where we want it.
1005 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids; meanwhilebar.com, (616) 233-1679