The orange tang of Grand Marnier is perfectly matched with an orange spiced coffee to create a truly one of a kind coffee cocktail. This is a perfect post dinner libation. Enjoy! What you will need 1 cup of coffee 1 ounce Grand Marnier1/2 tablespoon brown sugarWhipped creamOrange twist and cinnamon for garnish1/2 teaspoon orange... Continue Reading →
Candy bar inspired coffee drinks
Do you have a sweet tooth that can't be denied? Are you always ready for that next cup of coffee? Do you find yourself looking for that buzz that only chocolate and coffee can give you? If you answered yes to any of those questions, these 4 candy bar-inspired coffee concoctions are tailor-made just for... Continue Reading →
Coconut chocolate espresso martini
Coconut coffee and chocolate -- what a combination! Here is the Queen's take on a coconut espresso martini (with a healthy dose of chocolate). Enjoy! Ingredients 3 ounces vodka2 ounces Espresso1.5 ounces Creme de Cacao2 tablespoons coconut cream2 tablespoons simple vanilla syrupCocktail shaker half filled with crushed iceDark chocolate sauce Directions https://videopress.com/v/gmlGsFdG?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata 1.) Squeeze a... Continue Reading →
Coffee holiday punch – two ways
It's that time of year again. Whether it's friends gathering at holiday parties, family get-togethers, or work events, a delicious punch bowl filled with good cheer and flavor is always a winner. Here are two of our coffee-filled favorites -- one hot and one cold. With or without alcohol these punches are sure to get... Continue Reading →
Turkish coffee arrived in Istanbul in the 16th century via Yemen, when an Ottoman governor could not resist its velvety deliciousness. It is usually brewed in a cezve - a small long handled pot, typically made of copper or brass - and consists of coffee ground to a fine powder combined with water and spices. Brought just to the point of a slow careful boil, it is cooked unfiltered and served "grounds in the cup". This rich velvety coffee may be called by a different name3, and contain different spices1 depending on the nationality of the preparer. If you love a rich, strong, concentrated, and caffeinated brew this is the coffee preparation for you! Below are directions for preparing a Turkish style coffee followed by a wonderful Turkish coffee cocktail recipe for those of you so inclined. Enjoy!
When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the... Continue Reading →
The Queen’s Barraquito
Here is TheQueenBean's take on a Barraquito, a lovely coffee cocktail primarily found in Tenerife on the Canary Islands.
The Nutty Irishman coffee cocktail
Hazelnut, Irish Cream, whiskey, and coffee - what a wonderful combination, ready made for beating the chill of winter! We are getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit a little early with the Queen's take on a classic cocktail - The Nutty Irishman. Enjoy!
Bushwacker inspired espresso rumtini
The Bushwacker cocktail, named after a bar patron's constant canine companion, originated in the 1970's in the Virgin Islands. It was brought stateside and continued rising in popularity at beach-side bars in Florida, eventually being bottled and sold at liquor stores. While the recipe has morphed and grown on its journey towards popularization, the delicious mix of coconut, chocolate, and rum has remained at its tasty core. I have deconstructed and re-imagined this delightful cocktail as a holiday ready espresso rumtini. Enjoy!
All buzz, no booze: our favorite holiday coffee mocktails!
It's time to celebrate! With the holidays approaching, we thought this would be a great time to share our favorite coffee mocktails. Adapted from holiday classics like eggnog, Irish coffee, and the much-beloved martini, these four fabulous mocktails encapsulate the festive feeling and flavors of the holidays and still let you fulfill your role as designated driver.
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