The Friskey

The Friskey is an iced coffee, served with cream and whiskey.

I’m not sure what inspired this drink at midday! It was a Tuesday, so it wasn’t brunch. Maybe we needed a caffeine boost, or maybe we sought out a celebration because Kamala Harris was nominated as Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential running mate just minutes before we took our first sip.

At any rate, the Friskey is mostly coffee. And it provided a caffeine wallop for sure, to the point where Elizabeth felt caffeine-compromised. That may have been the inclusion of coffee ice cubes; Elizabeth made them on a whim a while back and we’d been looking for a reason to use them.

As for the drink name: Frozen + Whiskey = Friskey.

So on a warm summer day, we toasted Kamala Harris then returned to work with renewed vigor brought on by caffeine, as well as the historic nomination of our country’s first Black, first Indian American, and third female vice presidential candidate! It was a proud, happy moment.


  • 2 oz. Whiskey

  • 6 oz. Iced coffee

  • Coffee ice cubes

  • Heavy cream (to taste)


  • Prepare iced coffee using your favorite method. If you have the foresight to make and freeze coffee ice cubes as well, you’re amazing.
  • Shake whiskey and coffee in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour over coffee ice cubes in a tall glass.
  • Add cream to taste; toast history and Kamala Harris!
Enjoyed on August 11 at midday

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