Galliano the most popular liqueur of the 1970s, is composed of sweet vanilla and anisette upper notes and citrusy, woodsy/juniper undertones. This flavorful combination of more than 30 herbs (the exact combination being a meticulously guarded secret) pairs remarkably well with The Queen Bean’s espresso. I am revisiting our textured, earthy friend Galliano by combining it with espresso, cream, and chocolate liqueur. The result is an unusual and flavorful cocktail. Enjoy!
Always up for a challenge, I have been tasked with creating a flaming Spanish coffee. This dangerous cup is made with coffee, rum, spirits, spices, and whipped cream. If you are up for some hotness, grab a fire extinguisher and check out the video below to witness my attempt at NOT burning down the house!
This is The Queen Bean’s take on a traditional Mexican mocha. It is equally delicious spiked or alcohol-free. Chocolatey and spicy with a cinnamon edge and a little heat, this coffee creation is sure to bring an extra dash of holiday spirit to your next party or chilly holiday evening. Enjoy!
Sweet and golden in color, Drambuie liqueur is a mixture of scotch, honey, herbs, and spices, which when combined with coffee produce a remarkable cocktail. The name Drambuie itself is said to originate from a Scottish Gaelic phrase, “dram buidheach” which roughly translates to “the drink that satisfies.”* It should only take one sip of… Continue Reading →
“It was a dark and stormy night”
– Washington Irving
While this much-used phrase is often referred to as clichéd, the cocktail carrying its name is far from hackneyed! This beautiful drink is similar to a traditional Dark & Stormy. My version, of course, puts a twist on the classic by incorporating coffee. Enjoy!
This coffee based martini combines the sweet buttery goodness of hazelnut, and the creamy richness of chocolate, with the rich, slightly bitter wonder that is espresso. The combination is a truly wonderful after dinner or anytime cocktail. Enjoy!
A caramel flavored kiss on a cool Valentine’s Day is the inspiration behind today’s cocktail. Grab your honey, give the shaker a shake, and see how the night unfolds! Directions 1) Rim a martini glass with salted caramel sauce (*see recipe below). Roll the edge slowly over the plated sauce and set aside. 2) In… Continue Reading →
Here is our take on the classic! This cocktail is a perfect after dinner treat for your holiday party. What you will need 1 tbsp. cinnamon sugar 4 oz. eggnog** 2 oz. milk 1 cup of hot coffee 1 shot of bourbon (@ 1 oz.) A pinch of nutmeg Directions Combine the milk, sugar and… Continue Reading →
This is the final, of three drinks, featuring spiced rum and Buttered Rum coffee from TheQueenBean.com.
The Queens Grog when hot is reminiscent of an autumnal spiced punch, when cold a zesty martini style cocktail! Either way the Queens Grog is a delicious island treat!