There are many ways to combine caffeine with alcohol, some providing an energetic jolt with a warm blast to get through the winter months.

At Casa Ramos in Centralia, one of the more popular offerings is the Azteca Coffee Special, which is among the dozens of cocktails offered at the bar inside the Mexican restaurant chosen as the Best of Lewis County this year.

It’s described on the menu as “a special creation with Kamora Coffee Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream and Gran Gala topped with whipped cream.”

It’s on the menu for $4.95.

Is it popular in the winter time?

“Oh yes,” says Hannah, who was serving as bartender last week.

Head to the restaurant and bar at 929 Harrison Ave. in Centralia for the original. Or, if you have the right ingredients, make one for yourself at home.

How to make the Azteca Coffee Special:

Ingredients:
  • ¾ shot of Kamora Coffee Liqueur
  • ¾ shot of Baileys Irish cream
  • ¾ shot of Gran Gala
  • Fill with hot coffee
  • Top with whipped cream