Coffee junkies – i know they’re lots out there – can get a double-high with coffee liqueurs, courtesy of two legit drugs – caffeine & alcohol.
Coffee liqueurs are limited to two major brands – Kahlua (Mexico) & Tia Maria (ABV Jamaica). Well there’s a third now in Malaysia – Illyquore from Italy.
Its ABV is 28%, and is normally taken over ice. Some like it with milk, and is used in cocktails too. Or as a digestif (post-meal).
Illy is known for its coffee, now booze as well. The liqueur has adopted the Illy’s Arabica coffee taste, and added sugar & alcohol.
It launched recently at Pavillion’s Illy Espressamente, a cute modern cafe on the outside. Stupid-ass brain forgot to bring my camera. And most of d official photographer’s shots are of food. Huh?
Obviously he’s not a drinker.
Luv d bottle, real sleek.
Its said to be the only coffee liqueur on the international market without added aromas and/or colouring. Its beans are 100% Arabica. It’s easy to drink on the rocks.
Illy worked together with another Italian giant, Campari, to produce this product. It was launched in Italy in 2008.
At the launch, various cocktails were served. Cold and hot!
llyquore (pronounced Illy cure ray) will be available at bars and retails. RRP is $118.
Brain damage: 8.5/10
On a related matter…
I think i had too many cocktails that evening. The cocktails were made from coffee and the alcohol added in was also coffee-based. So double-whammy. Tho we left at 8pm, i was buzzing in bed till 6am! My buddy Henry was trippin till 9am. Amazing.
Dats wat happens when ur not a regular coffeehead.
I suffered serious caffeine overdose / intoxication. There were some bad trips, such as these. Freaked out. I was tense, jittery, depressed, and not knowing why. Haha! Worst part was the rambling, uncontrollable mind. People have been hospitalized. But u seriously need to drink a lot to o/d.
You can kill someone by makin ’em drink too much coffee. Like 50 cups. And from my experience, its def a torturous, confusing way to die! Real slow too.
U learn sumtin new everyday.