Drink of the Month: Coffee Drinks

![image][] It seems like everyone has been taking it easy after SXSW. Literally everyone I've been hanging out with (including myself) is taking a short break from the bottle. We've all got different reasons–I'd like to lower my drinking costs and tolerance, Anderson made some bad drunken decisions, Brandon's had one too many gnarly hangovers. In any case, this is the first and hopefully only month that I recommend something alcohol free or virginish to drink. All month I've been gulping down a couple variations of the same beverage. Coffee soda. Here are my recipes for the month. All of these revolve around chilled espresso shots. If you don't have access to espresso, just make some really strong coffee and chill it in the refrigerator. Mexican Coke with chilled espresso. Does anyone remember Coke Black? It was delicious. As far as I can tell, this is the same thing. Soda water with chilled espresso. This one is seriously bomb. It's got that coffee taste, zero calories, and it’s delightfully refreshing. If you think being sober is utterly boring (you're right), you can use Kahlua or any coffee liqueur in place of the espresso or in addition to it. When I fall off the wagon, I'll definitely be sippin' on some adult coffee sodas.

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