It has been suggested that the Pharisäeer Kaffee originated in the 19th century at a baptismal celebration. The father, a local German farmer, decided to add rum to the guest's coffee as a surprise. This concoction was then topped with whipped cream to mask the odor of the alcohol from the unsuspecting pastor. The result was this lovely, soon to become a traditional, German rum coffee. Incidentally, do not stir this drink before imbibing. Traditionally, anyone caught stirring would be responsible for getting the next round. 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!
Mint and coffee go wonderfully together. While many associate this much-loved candy cane flavor with the holidays, I believe it is a wonderful complimentary combination at any time of the year! We have put together a summary of our three favorite ways to enjoy mint with your coffee: Using freshly grown mint, peppermint extract, or peppermint schnapps. Whichever way you choose to combine mint and coffee it is sure to keep you warm and happy throughout the holidays and all winter long!
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 →
Here is my take on a traditional Kirsch au Café, a delightfully refreshing summertime cocktail with quite the kick! The recipe works particularly well with TheQueenBean.com Espresso Joe. This complex creamy blend has notes of dried cherries, and charred oak -- a perfect compliment to the cherry brandy and cognac. Enjoy!
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!
"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!