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Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke: Mixing Caffeine and Alcohol Isn't Always a Bad Idea

What with all the buzz, pardon the pun, about Four Loko and other caffeine-cranked beverages that deliver a whopping payload of alcohol and that, according to Stephen Colbert, "allow you to fall off a bar stool all night long," it's easy to forget that the practice of mixing a boozy bump with a caffeinated zip isn't exactly new. Today, of course, both cocktails and coffee are being enjoyed on a particularly geekish level, and Bruni writes that now coffee and liquor are encountering each other in a glass in ways that no Irish Coffee connoisseur could have anticipated. More

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