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Insomniac Cocktail

When you’re up late and looking for something to sip on, the Insomniac Cocktail is a go-to drink. This mix blends smooth flavors with a kick that keeps the night interesting. Perfect for those who enjoy a late-night chat or winding down after a busy day because it’s both refreshing and comforting. The recipe combines just the right amount of spirit with a splash of something sweet, making it a favorite among my customers who crave a midnight treat. For a nightcap that’s hard to forget, try making the Insomniac Cocktail.

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Insomniac Cocktail

Insomniac Cocktail

Prep Time: 4 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: coffee liqueur, dark rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the perfect nightcap with the easy-to-make Insomniac Cocktail recipe.


  • 1.5 oz dark rum
  • 0.5 oz coffee liqueur
  • 2 oz cold brew coffee
  • 1 oz heavy cream optional for a smoother drink
  • 1 tsp vanilla syrup
  • Grated nutmeg or chocolate shavings for garnish


  • Chill the Glass: Start by chilling a highball glass in the freezer to keep your cocktail cold and refreshing.
  • Mix the Spirits: In a shaker, combine the dark rum and coffee liqueur. Add the vanilla syrup and cold brew coffee. If you like your cocktails on the creamier side, this is when you’d add the heavy cream.
  • Shake: Fill the shaker with ice. Seal it tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This not only chills the drink but also dilutes it slightly, balancing the flavors.
  • Strain: Take your chilled glass out of the freezer and strain the cocktail into it. The aim is to leave the ice from the shaker behind, resulting in a smooth, chilled drink.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle a little grated nutmeg or chocolate shavings over the top for an aromatic touch that complements the drink’s flavors.
  • Serve: Serve immediately. The Insomniac Cocktail is best enjoyed fresh and cold, perfect for savoring during those late-night moments of relaxation.
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Insomniac Cocktail
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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