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Parris Delight 12 Months of Cocktails at AKB Redmond

The Inspiration
Lighthouse roasters

Archer Hotel Redmond is proud to partner with Lighthouse Roasters. The PNW-local company has been roasting small batches of beans and making artisan coffee in its neighborhood café in Seattle, Washington, since 1993.

An independent and locally owned coffee roaster, Lighthouse Roasters uses the freshest premium beans and roasts them daily on-site in a vintage cast-iron roaster. Their range of coffees includes pronounced dark chocolate flavors, a heavy body, toffee sweetness and “just the right amount of bite.”

The December 12 Months of Cocktails creation is credited to Parris Cartwright, director of food and beverage at AKB in Archer Hotel Redmond. Known as the Parris Delight, this buzzy, boozy dessert cocktail features espresso from Lighthouse Roasters paired with Kahlúa (the coffee lover’s liqueur), vodka and Grand Marnier.

FUN FACT: In Italy, espresso is regulated by the government. Why? It’s considered an essential part of daily life. Sì, naturalmente.

Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Roasters

The Recipe

Stylishly served in a tall coupe glass, this dessert cocktail is envy-inducing and photo-ready. For an extra-cool beverage, chill the glass and the four liquid ingredients ahead of time.

To try this sweet treat, visit Archer’s welcoming PNW hotel bar soon — the Parris Delight is on the menu exclusively at AKB Redmond through December 2023. Or make it at home for you and your coffee-loving friends (you know you want to).


  • 1 ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce Kahlúa
  • ½ ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 Milano cookies


To a shaker, add first 4 ingredients and ice. Shake well, then strain into a tall coupe glass. Garnish with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and chocolate, a dusting of nutmeg and 2 Milano cookies.


Thirsty for more? Join us all year long for 12 Months of Cocktails. Raise a glass to creative spirits with stories — every month of 2023, we’ll highlight a signature cocktail at one of Archer’s boutique hotels.

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