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.

Peanut butter cup espresso martini

Can't get enough of peanut butter and chocolate? Love espresso? If you answered yes to these questions, this peanut butter cup espresso martini is just the drink for you! Enjoy! Ingredients 2 ounces Reese's peanut butter pieces infused vodka (instructions below)1 ounce chocolate liqueur2.5 ounces espresso2 ounce creamCocktail shaker half filled with iceChocolate sauce and... Continue Reading →

Off with her head! A Maui Madness coffee cocktail

My current favorite flavored coffee to experiment with is Maui Madness. The combination of coconut, banana, and hazelnut lends itself extraordinarily well to many cocktails. Today's libation combines the luscious hazelnut of Frangelico and the almond bite of Amaretto with sweet cinnamon and cream. Maui madness coffee elevates the flavors to the next level! The result is a tasty treat that just might have you screaming "Off with her head!" if denied a second! Enjoy!

The best alcohols to add to your coffee

Love a good spiked coffee drink? So do we! This week, we are sharing some of our favorite coffee-enhancing liquors, liqueurs, and whiskeys. While any combination could be used, some alcohols pair better with coffee than others given coffee's strong natural tones. From sweet to savory to smokey, adding these alcohols to your coffee transforms... Continue Reading →

Iced Mexican coffee

Iced coffee season is here! Why not add a kick and some spice to that traditional version? This iced Mexican coffee is easy to make and delicious.  Opt for an alcoholic boost, or go without. Either way, you can not go wrong with this scrumptious iced Mexican coffee! Enjoy!

Cinnamon spice espresso martini

Decadent, rich and delicious, it is no wonder that the espresso martini remains an all-time favorite as well as a barroom staple. Here we spice up the timeless classic - making it just zesty enough to truly get the party started. Enjoy!

The Queens take on a Pharisäeer Kaffee (German-rum coffee)

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!

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