Paralyzer

Paralyzer cocktail with vodka, Kahlua, cola, and heavy cream

The Paralyzer is sometimes called a Colorado Bulldog, and it’s fitting – this is a drink completely without fancy airs, a big floppy dog that just wants to play.

It’s definitely a dessert cocktail – it looks like an ice cream float, and it’s nearly as sweet as one. But it’s an enduring classic for a reason; cola and coffee liqueur are an inspired combo, and the cream gives the whole drink excellent body.

You could add the cream along with the coffee liqueur and vodka, but we like to serve it floated atop the drink, like a big head of foam. Served with a straw, the drink shows off a beautiful gradient of tawny colors when stirred up.

Ingredients

Instructions

Add the vodka and coffee liqueur to a tall ice-filled glass. Top with the cola and stir gently. Top with the cream, and garnish with a brandied cherry. Serve with a straw.

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