Iced coffee with spiced rum and coconut liqueur. You can use any liqueur you like (photo courtesy The Skylark | NYC).
 Use milk or half-and-half, or enjoy it black (photo courtesy The Wayfarer | NYC).
We drink our fair share of iced coffee, and see swarms of people carrying it down the street. (We live in New York City, where there are swarms of people.)
Here’s how to turn your iced coffee into an after-work drink or a weekend tipple.
The inspiration comes from from The Skylark, a cocktail lounge in Midtown Manhattan with panoramic views of the city.
RECIPE: SPIKED ICED COFFEE
For a tall drink, combine:
6 ounces iced coffee
1-2 ounces spiced rum (buy it; or here’s how to make spiced rum with a bottle of regular rum)
1 ounce coconut liqueur
Milk or half-and-half to taste
Garnish: coconut chunks (substitute coconut flakes)
Optional: turn it into dessert with a scoop of ice cream
Combine the first four ingredients, stir, and garnish as desired.
DON’T HAVE RUM OR COCONUT LIQUEUR?
While spiced rum is a natural with iced coffee, you can use plain rum; or experiment with other spirits.
If you don’t want to invest in a bottle of coconut liqueur, substitute:
Amaretto or any nut liqueur
Anisette or other licorice-flavored liqueur
Any cream liqueur
Creme de cacao or other chocolate liqueur
Anything you have on hand that will pair well with coffee