Good Morning Houston!

Recipe by Ashley Rhoads


  • 1.5 oz. Balcones Baby Blue
  • .5 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Espresso
  • 2. oz. Condensed Milk Dipping Dots

Preparation: Combine Baby Blue, coffee liqueur, and espresso into shaker and shake. Pour into glass and garnish with dipping dots*.

*Dipping Dots

Combine 8 oz. condensed milk with 2 oz. whole milk and stir well. Pour mixture into small siphon and slowly drip it into bowl half filled with liquid nitrogen. Use a slotted spoon to collect the frozen dots and store in freezer.

Garnish: Condensed Milk Dipping Dots

Glassware: Coupe or Coffee Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

The inspiration for this recipe can be found at almost every Vietnamese restaurant you can find throughout the major cities of Texas, especially Houston.

The Gulf Coast was a major immigration point for a huge number of families escaping during the Vietnam War, and it led to a big change in many areas. Culture across the Gulf has been changed in different ways from the Voetnamese influence, and Houston has become a major example of its impact.

Hopefully, this drink shows and highlights the great qualities of the beautiful marriage of coffee and sweetened milk with the extra flavor nuance imparted by the Balcones Baby Blue. Chicory coffee was used by many Vietnamese immigrants to make their Cafe Sua in a new country, and the combination of the Balcones with strong brewed coffee give this blend a familiar taste.