As a New England native who’s long relied on the “Hair of the Dog” strategy to try to address a hangover, there’s been more than a few mornings where I made the trip to the hallowed institution that is Dunkin’ to pick up a coffee and throw some booze into it after getting home.
That’s not a particularly taxing affair, so while I can’t say I’ve ever wished there was a way to cut out the middleman, it looks like the folks at Dunkin’ have given the world an excuse to do exactly that with a new line of products that seem to be on the verge of making their grand debut.
In 2018, Dunkin’ announced a pretty organic partnership with Boston’s Harpoon Brewing that resulted in the creation of a coffee porter. Since then, they’ve rolled out a number of new offerings—including a few beers made with the help of the actual donuts harnessed in the brewing process.
Now, VinePair reports those two parties are gearing up to expand their horizons with what has been dubbed “Dunkin’ Spiked,” a line of hard coffee and tea that seems like it will officially launch in the not-so-distant future.
Dunkin’ Spiked harnesses the same malt extract that’s widely used as the boozy base for hard seltzers for a coffee that clocks in at 6% ABV and will be available in four flavors (Original, Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha).
The hard teas clock in just a bit lower at 5% ABV, and you’ll be able to pick from “Slightly Sweet,” Strawberry Dragonfruit, Mango Pineapple, and Half & Half (which you may know better as an Arnold Palmer—or, perhaps a “John Daly” thanks to the addition of alcohol).
There’s currently no official launch date, but it doesn’t seem like a stretch to suggest you may be able to get your hands on them by the end of the year.