Coffee-a-coco — A Coffee and Cocktails with Cindy short

Coconut rum, sun-kissed nights, gentle sea breezes and slow swings on a hammock are some of my favorite summer-time moments. I'm delighted to include one more item to this list. One sip of this slightly spicy, smooth, and sweet coconut rum coffee cocktail fills your senses with the best notes of summer. Enjoy!

Coffee chocolate malted milkshake

My childhood summers echoed with trips to one of the last remaining local drugstores still serving chocolate malted milkshakes at the counter. This beverage will always remind me of that summertime feeling of long sun-kissed days and nights dripping with possibilities. The malted milkshake has a long history in the USA, made popular as a staple at Walgreens drug store in the 1920s, it soon could be found at many soda fountains and ice cream parlors nationwide. Here is my coffee filled take on the traditional chocolate malted milkshake. Enjoy!

Rose coffee recipe!

This lovely coffee is light, smooth, fragrant, and the absolute perfect compliment to a beautiful summer day. With gentle rose tones and slight hint of spice, this easy rose coffee recipe may soon become your go-to summer drink.

Summer 2019’s trendiest coffee drinks

A refreshing cup of coffee? Probably not the first phrase that comes to mind when you think of coffee but that doesn't mean it can't be true! This summer we encourage you to try these deliciously refreshing, unique coffee drinks. Hot or cold, these citric, herb / veggie, floral, and sweet soon-to-be summer favorites are sure to change the way you think about coffee!

Iced caramel macchiato

The word macchiato translates from the Italian to "spotted" or "stained". Traditionally, an espresso macchiato is an afternoon treat composed of one shot of espresso spotted with a dash of frothed milk. The latte macchiato, on the other hand, is composed of a glass approximately 1/3 - 2/3 filled with milk, and marked, or stained, with espresso. The espresso is slowly poured into the milk, literally creating a “spot” in the center of the glass. The additional blending of flavors and the advent of the iced macchiato became popularized in the 1990s. Here is my version of the iced caramel macchiato. Enjoy!

The queen’s coffee lemonade

The Arnold Palmer (half iced tea - half lemonade) is a much-treasured summertime drink. Not as well known, but equally delicious -- the coffee lemonade. Lemon in my coffee, you may ask? The answer is yes! Lemon adds some natural sweetness and brightness to your cup while lessening any bitterness. Additionally, studies show many health benefits associated with adding lemon to your morning routine. Lemon, a natural detoxifier, can help with digestion, help to remove bloat and work as a fat burning supplement. What follows is a take on the classic Portuguese Mazagran -- a great way to introduce lemon into your coffee.

Iced rhubarb pie latte

Rhubarb season is here and I, for one am enamored of that slightly tart, super sweet vegetable. Coveted for its delicious contribution to pies worldwide, rhubarb is also a great health booster. High in both vitamins K and C, and rich in beta-carotenes the rhubarb is one healthy addition to your diet! Today I prepared a sweet iced rhubarb pie latte. I suggest sipping this slowly in the garden on a hot summer day. Enjoy!

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