This cocktail is named Continuare (Italian for continue) as it describes the idea of continuing with drinks for the evening at a time when everyone is ordering their caffe. You need not completely give up on the idea of a café - you simply have it in a different form. Rye Whiskey is the base as I have always liked Rye and coffee flavors together. The Tawny Port adds a fruity, vinous note that acts as the glue for the Whiskey and Coffee Liqueur.
2 oz. Quality Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz. 10 year old Tawny Port
1/2 oz. Coffee Liqueur
2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 Brandied Cherry
Enjoy this cocktail anytime but I had after dinner in mind.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass and then fill half way with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Feel free to use any bold Whiskey as the base and swap the Tawny Port for a medium dry Amontillado Sherry if desired.
Source: Sean Ludford, BevX