Spike your coffee

There are few things more comforting than a boozy coffee on a cold day. Whether you're craving a morning pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat, use these liqueurs to add pep to your cup.

Metaxa Seven Star Brandy

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Why Sweetened with muscat wines and flavoured with a bouquet of secret herbs that probably includes rose petals, Metaxa has a unique taste that’s hard to pin down. It makes a mean caffè corretto (espresso shot plus hard shot) with a Greek twist.

Price 750 ml/$29.95

Availability LCBO 116038


Criollo Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel

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Why I have a few serious weaknesses, and espresso, chocolate and salted caramel rank pretty high on the vice-o-meter. Try with cold brew.

Price 375 ml/$19.95

Availability LCBO 356147


Amarula Cream

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Why Spruce up your mug with a measure of this nutty, citrusy cream liqueur made from wild South African fruit. Fun fact: during amarula season, the over-ripe fruit is so plentiful that elephants gorge themselves into a drunken stupor. Note: there are videos.

Price 750 ml/$24.45 until Mar 2

Availability LCBO 342246

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